AnTuTu is one of the world’s most popular smartphone benchmarking tools, and although its measurements aren’t always a reliable indicator of real-life performance, you can often count on the Chinese app to reveal key specifications and speed results for unreleased devices.

But all the data analyzed and collected by AnTuTu can also be used for research purposes, providing insight into aspects of the mobile industry and market categories you may not often think about.

Samsung Devices Were 2017's Most Cloned Android Devices
Most Copied Smartphone Brands AnTuTu

Case in point, smartphone clones, which seem to be as popular as ever in China, seeing as how 2.64 percent of all the devices benchmarked through AnTuTu between January and December 2017 were apparently copycats of some of the world’s most successful mobile gadgets in recent years.

Why Samsung was on the top of the list?

Chinese manufacturers are often extremely quick in cloning popular Samsung devices. For the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, they have released clones even before the devices are officially announced by the company. According to the Antutu’s report, Samsung was the most cloned smartphone brand in 2017.

Samsung Devices Were 2017's Most Cloned Android Devices
Top 10 Cloned Samsung Devices 2017 AnTuTu

Antutu’s report states that an estimated 17,424,726 smartphones were inspected in 2017, of which smartphone clones accounted for 2.64%. Of the total cloned smartphones, Samsung was the most cloned brand at 36.23%, followed by Apple at 7.72% and Mi at 4.75%.

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While the Chinese smartphone market is not very keen on Samsung smartphones, it seems the smaller manufacturers in China are extremely interested in making clones of popular Samsung smartphone to cater to other Samsung-dominated markets.

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