Ridiculous Lumia 1020 KIRF Boasts a ’41-Megaplxel’ Speaker Instead of the Camera


Most everyone is familiar with knockoffs — some might even own a couple — but when it comes to the world of tech the general wisdom is to stay far away. A Prado purse or Foakley sunglasses aren’t going to be much of an issue, but a fake Canon speedlight can become a serious problem.

Of course there’s a big difference between a knockoff and what’s referred to as a KIRF (keeping it real fake) product, and the most recent fake we’ve run across is just that: a Lumia 1020 look-alike that boasts ’41-megaplxels’ of audio performance where the PureView camera should be.

The fake was discovered by Nokia Views, and that’s not a typo, it actually says 41-‘megaplxel’ on the speaker. As far as we know, that’s not an official measurement of audio performance … but, admittedly, that’s not our forte so we’ll let the audiophiles in the audience clarify in the comments.


The fake is selling on eBay for $70, running a Windows Phone-like Android build that looks as sketchy as the speaker. It goes without saying that we don’t suggest you rush out and purchase it unless you’re only planning on breaking it out at parties as a joke.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, the phone does still have a camera built in. Only instead of the impressive 41-megapixel beast you’ll find in the actual 1020, you’re getting only 2 megapixels to play with in the KIRF.

(via Nokia Views via Engadget)

  • Mike

    MEGAPLXELs are the way of the future.

  • knp

    at least is dual sim…

  • Bill

    My first car I bought had Alphine speakers, just sayin’

  • matt jones

    41 megapixels in a phone speaker is just getting ridiculous, you’ll get all kinds of diffraction coming in making the sound less sharp on anything over a small 16 megapixel speaker. Classical music will be completely out of the question, perhaps Miley Cyrus will be ok.

  • Tom Waugh

    I was under the impression that “PLXEL” stood for “Plays Loud. EXtremely Loud”.

  • cigs645

    Just spent 30 days on VZ’s 98. great camera but 2 factory resets(wiping out hard drive) a bottomless pit of soft ones( equivalent of taking out battery) and one failed backup later I returned it. WP8 is nice platform but BUGGY as any windows mobile or Nokia forum shows raging from update , battery life, audio,text and storage issues. The 170,000 windows apps is pure fiction, MS marketing, most of those don’t belong on any app store

  • gonzo

    Anybody who’s never heard megapixels before has never tried LSD.

  • Adam

    I’m bringing plxel back, generic blonds just don’t know how to hacked.

  • kimberly537

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  • D

    Seriously, the audiophile’s megaplxel war is getting ridiculous.