Imitating the design and features of high-end, premium phones isn’t exactly a new trend, and Leagoo is putting this into practice by borrowing design elements of the iPhone X heavily with its upcoming smartphone: the Leagoo S9.
On the surface, the S9 looks almost identical to the iPhone X, right down to the infamous notch at the top of the display. Looking at the images sent by Leagoo itself to The Verge, the S9 appears to be sporting an aluminium and glass design too, much like the iPhone X – it even has the same vertically-oriented dual-camera system.
Upon closer inspection, however, there are a couple of “distinct” differences. The S9’s bottom bezel, for one, is noticeably thicker than the iPhone X’s. There’s also a fingerprint sensor on the back of the Leagoo device.
Design similarity aside, the S9 is comfortably a mid-range smartphone. It sports a 5.85-inch AMOLED display, a MediaTek P40 processor paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a pair of 16MP cameras on the back.
The Leagoo S9 has not been officially announced yet, although Leagoo did mention that it will be much more affordable than the iPhone X. Said to retail for under $300 once it’s made official – that’s about RM1,225 – the Leagoo S9…will certainly raise a few eyebrows.
(Source: The Verge)