Just about anything worth having in this world comes in knock-off form, and it would appear that Google’s Nexus S is worth having, as a knockoff called the K1000D has surfaced in Shenzhen Huaqiangbei district in China. As we’d expect, the K1000D isn’t as powerful as the Nexus S, but it’s just as pretty.
The K1000D sports a 4-inch 800×480 WVGA resistive touchscreen, a 3.2-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, and 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat. The handset also features support for Wi-Fi, GPS, and has dual SIM card slots. Unfortunately, the guts of the phone can’t really compare with the Nexus S, as the K1000D is powered by a 460MHz MTK 6516 processor, and runs Android 2.2 Froyo, whereas Google’s smartphone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 Hummingbird processor.
In terms of specs, the Google Nexus S far outperforms its knock-off counterpart. But the makers of the K1000D did an excellent job mimicking the form-factor of the Nexus S. The buttons look basically identical, and the back-panel has a textured feel to it that prevents fingerprints, much like the Nexus S. The K1000D also sports an external antenna, which the Nexus S keeps tucked away on the inside. The only real difference in appearance lies in the K1000D’s display, which lacks Super AMOLED awesomeness.