Everything about Chinese smartphone maker THL screams copy-cat, from the HTC-inspired lower-case “h” in the company’s logo to its line of Samsung, HTC and LG smartphone clones. Despite its lack of originality, the company has taken off in China (we assume thanks to undercutting the competition when it comes to price), but on Monday THL finally unveiled something worth talking about: The W11, codenamed “Monkey King.”
The W11 offers a 5-inch HTC-inspired design with one big difference: both the main and front-facing cameras boast 13-megapixels. The WCDMA handset also comes equipped with a quad-core MT6589 SoC processor clocked at 1.5GHz, a 1080p IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 441 ppi, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal memory, and a 2,100 mAh battery. It runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Perhaps best of all, the Monkey King only costs about $300 and launches on July 17 in China. Unfortunately, we don’t know if or when the handset will land in America.