Chinese PS Vita clone looks like a truck ran over Sony's handheld

Talk about fast cloning machines. China is back again with another clone of a hotly-anticipated gadget. It isn't the iPhone 5 or a Nokia N9 that "runs seven OSes" this time; it's the Yinlips YDPG18 — a PS Vita knockoff that runs Android. Yes, a Chinese clone of a device that hasn't officially launched yet!

The Yinlips YDPG18 is a gadget you probably don't want for a holiday present, as opposed to all the great ideas we've been suggesting.

It apparently has a 5-inch touchscreen display with a 800 x 480 resolution (as opposed to a 5-inch OLED 960 x 544), a mind-bending ONE analog NUB (versus the PS Vita's two real analogs), no rear touchpad and what are likely lousy front and back cameras.

Overall, the device looks awfully plasticky and has every quality of cheapness you'd expect from a clone.

This Chinese bootleg won't play PS Vita games, but if you want the latest in cloned crapware, the Yinlips YDPG18 takes the cake. At least it has a micro SD card slot and a mini HDMI port — two things the Vita doesn't have!

I can't vouch for what kind of games you'll be playing on this piece of ugly plastic — most likely emulated games of yore — but perhaps its 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage isn't too bad to handle a shelf of ROMs (legal ones, of course).

UPDATE: The Gadgeteer tracked down the Yinlips handheld. It sells for $126 on iShareGifts and plays "NES/FC,GB,GBC.16bit SMC,SMD,SFC/SNES.32bit GBA,MAME.64bit N64,support 3D PSX(480X272),HD 3D(800x480), android APK 3D games. Flash 10.X games." And it has a "gravity sensor;" whatever that is.

ASCII (Japanese), via Kotaku

All photos from ASCII (Japanese).

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