Purported JiaYu S4 teasers have been posted over on the Chinese JiaYu forums unveiling some exciting specification details plus a launch date.
Cast your mind back to November and you will have seen renders showing the JiaYu S4 in a 4 different colours and then it all went very quiet as we awaited the release of the flagship S3, but the S4 lives or so it appears.
We haven’t confirmed if these teasers are genuine of if they are simply fan made, but our fingers are crossed and we are holding our breath as the details are very promising. So far what we have are 3 images, all of which reveal details of the sub 5-inch JiaYu S4.
According to the teasers the JiaYu S4 will pack a 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 display made of Gorilla Glass 3 and 1.7mm bezels along either side. The same 64bit Mediatek MT6752 chipset will power the phone as the S3 which bring with it dual SIM LTE support.
Options for either 2GB or 3GB RAM will be on offer with 16GB internal memory as standard and space for a 64GB SD card should you need some more room. Sony will once again supply a IMX214 13 mega-pixel camera for the rear and a 5 mega-pixel has been chosen for selfie duties.
All alloy and glass construction has a similar rounded profile to the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 and like Apple (on the Macbook) JiaYu seem to have opted for USB type C on the JiaYu S4. Dimensions are 130 x 64 x 8.3mm at 140g which allows enough room for a 2500mAh battery.
The final image appears to show a real sample of the JiaYu S4 with speaker grill drilled in to the 6013 alloy chassis to the right of the type C USB port. Another interesting detail is the date above the phone which reads 3.31, or March 31st!
So March 31st for the next JiaYu flagship, and the first sub 5-inch flagship device worth buying in a long time? Let’s hope these details are the real deal!
Thanks to Mikko Monnonen for the tip!