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A Shenzhen Special is any cheap, Chinese electrical gadget designed to 'emulate' the expensive, brand-name original.

However, being cheap and poorly made, the device will either have limited functionality compared to the original, or will fail to work after a short time. But you get what you pay for.

The name is derived from the city in China where most of this sort of crap is made.
"Nah, it's not a real iPhone, it's just a Shenzhen Special. I only paid $30 for it though."

"Can it make calls?"

"Er, no"

"And now it's on fire..."
by Icedvovo46 March 13, 2009
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