“What?! Has Android reached Apple devices?” I guess this would be your first reaction to news about the ioPhone5 release. I must say by way of preface you shouldn’t worry about that.
We all know that iPhones are in high demand among Japanese customers. So, why not launch an iPhone 5C prototype but running a different OS? This is the idea that Japan’s Iosys developers came up with. According to a report at Ascii.jp, they are planning to market a Japanese iPhone 5C prototype dubbed the ioPhone5 on December 20th. Take a look at the funny ioPhone5 commercial. See any difference between the Japanese iPhone prototype and the original iPhone 5C?
iPhone 5C vs ioPhone5 Specs
Aside from Android 4.2 OS the device will be running, its price and specs differ from the original Apple smartphone a lot. So, according to sources, the Japanese iPhone 5C will have the following characteristics:
Display: 480 x 854 resolution
CPU: dual-core Mediatek chip
As you’ve mentioned, in terms of specs the ioPhone5 lags far behind the original iPhone 5c. For comparison, the latter comes with 640 x 1136 resolution display, 1GB of RAM, a dual-core A6 chip, at least 16GB of internal storage, and an 8MP camera (we are not even talking about genuine iOS features here). Click here to see the full iPhone 5C review.
When it comes to dimensions and weight, the two models are almost identical. The most impressive difference is the price of the two – the ioPhone5 costs some mere $150, while the iPhone 5C price makes up about $600.
Most likely, such an offer will be appealing to customers who want to grab a device like the iPhone 5C but are tough in budget and can’t afford buying it. Or, it may be in demand among true Android fans that don’t want to switch to iOS but wonder how does it feel using an iPhone 5C prototype.
Would you like to check how the ioPhone5 works on your own? Is it a good idea to launch an Apple device running Android OS? Share with us in comments below.
Author: Katherine Crayon