Foreign media: Beware of your Samsung Galaxy S20, which could be a replica phone

Samsung’s previous high-end models of the Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 Ultra were modelled on the Geosum Global Investments Grup in Madrid in February, according tomedia outlet LETSGODIGITAL.

On February 9, 2020, Geosum Global Investments Grup, together with Seycel’s partner Butterfly Global Investments Company, unveiled four designs in the European market. Patents have also been registered and published in the WIPO database.

But of all four designs, only one view is patented in color. In addition to the lack of physical keys and the butterfly logo on the back, the design of the butterfly’s replica is almost identical to that of the Galaxy S20 series.

Media: Beware of your Samsung Galaxy S20, which could be a replica phone三星Galaxy S20系列(图源LETSGODIGITAL)

Little information is available about Geosum Global Investments Grup and Butterfly Global Investments Company, which is known to be based in Seycel, an archipelago in eastern Africa. The company, a financial holding company, was blacklisted by the European Union as a tax haven earlier this year.

Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, Geosum has been operating in construction and real estate and import and export retail since its inception in 2015.

Media: Beware of your Samsung Galaxy S20, which could be a replica phoneButterfly仿制手机系列(图源LETSGODIGITAL)

A replica of the S20 Ultra is understood to be available for $260 (Rmb1,845), compared with $1,350 (Rmb9,578) for the original. This means that no fewer than five imitation phones can be purchased for less than one original phone. Often, however, these imitation phones can be damaged much faster, or they simply cannot perform as expected.