This cheap iPhone X clone comes with a massive battery

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U18
It looks just like the iPhone X.
Photo: Oukitel

Battery life on the iPhone X got you down? Consider downgrading to an iPhone X knock-off fresh out of China.

The Chinese company Oukitel unveiled its newest iPhone copycat this week that comes with a lot of the same features for a fraction of the cost, including a vertically stacked dual-lens camera and face unlocking.

Dubbed the U18, Oukitel’s new phone looks a lot like the iPhone X from the front with an edge-to-edge display and notch up top for the camera. The $159 comes with a 4000 mAh battery giving it longer battery life than pretty much any other smartphone. For comparison, the iPhone X only has a 2716 mAh battery.

Some of the U18’s other feature’s aren’t quite as impressive though. It packs a 5.8-inch display, but it only has a 720P resolution. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. The dual camera system on the back takes 16MP snaps and there’s a rear fingerprint sensor too.

Oukitel included some custom software to handle the notch, but you’ll be limited to using apps that run on Android 7.0. The U18 will start shipping globally soon with the first round of pre-orders going on sale during Feb 1 – Feb 7.