Good news and bad news guys. The bad news is the JiaYu G3 release date looks to have been delayed but the good news is!!! Leather cases, oh and you can vote on logo placement.
According to mumblings and rumors over at JiaYu’s forums, the Chinese phone maker have decided to delay the JiaYu G3 release date because they are still working out some of the kinks in the JiaYu G3’s operating system. In particular the company are working on optimizing camera performance and media playback.
The rumors suggest that JiaYu don’t want a repeat performance of the G2 which had a few bugs when it came to image and video capture, and are eager to release the G3 once it is running and performing better than it currently is.
But don’t worry guys because then the G3 is launched you can keep it looking great with a leather case available in either black or red! “Yeah…….”
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Despite these set backs JiaYu are still insisting on involving their hordes of fans with the overall look of the JiaYu G3 dual-core Android phone. The latest poll held here, is to vote on if you want the G3 to have a front logo or not. Although a nice gesture from this Chinese phone company, the fact that they still haven’t settled on the deisgn of the phone is even more cause for concern!
Delays and false starts
Anyone who has followed the Chinese electronics and technology industry for some time will know all to well about these delays. Chinese companies are known for leaking their products or announcing them to soon, only to disapoint fans and fall behind the competition.
In fact the only Chinese company who doesn’t seem to fall in to this category is Xiaomi who seem to have their planned leak and launch dates pretty spot on!
The specs of this phone looks sick, but I’m concerned as to whether the old PowerVR SGX531 can power that 720p screen effectively. Actually after the news of the new MediaTek 6588 Quad-Core A7 chip I would rather Jiayu go for that awesome SoC, since it’s rocking a PowerVR SGX544.
Looking at the development I bet they could make a change of hardware now as they don’t seem to have started mass production just yet.
Is it too much if we expected JB out of the box with the delay? I know, never put your hopes too high but the delay with JB out of Box will be a good compensation for the delay and worth the wait.
Anybody knows what is the problem with G2 camera? Speaking of camera performance, early this month, I found Ascend P1 from Huawei on my home country at some kind of exhibition, I must say it has the best camera (with 8MP) so far even compares to SGS3 and Xperia S (with 12 MP).
Apparently the G2 camera wasn’t up to Jiayu’s ‘high standard’. They could be just making excuses as to why they are delaying the launch.
Hm guess i ll buy another phone. i cant see myself waiting while they push the release date ad absurdum. Maybe even goin for the proposed Note 2 when released in September… The pity is, as u stated, the chinese announce, leak and then fail to deliver. see meizu mx… and no vpn usage, that and many other downfalls
Not all I still have hope Xiaomi won’t let us down 😉
I presume that with all these gimmicks, Jiayu will lose a decent part of the business that they could have got from G3. They need to understand that , while generating curiosity and anxiety is a good thing, they are not the only decent smartphone manufacturers in China. Competition is heating up and everyone is coming with its “A Game”. in September, G3 may not look as attractive as it looks today (and back in July).
I’m really excited for this phone … but I’m glad that they are still working on it. Especially now with rumors of a new MTK. I was a little tempted by this new ZP900 but I will continue waiting for Jiayu. I hope not to get frustrated.
The only Chinese phone I am excited about now is the Xiaomi M2. If all the rumors turn out to be true it’s going to be a beast. The Zopo looks great, but I don’t want a 5.3inch phone, and the JiaYu isn’t my cup of tea. Meizu was going to be my next phone, but the new Xiaomi M2 has blown it away even at the rumor stage.
Let’s hope they will not delay for too long…. Not really good especially more and more phones due to release…… and they are getting a lot more better specs…..
I will have to agree with Amby…. especially now competition is heating up….. MTK 6588…. I don’t think it will get a 2012… I think it will be around January 2013 release.
I just got a message saying that JiaYu are planning a competition to give away the G3 to followers on their Weibo! By the time it get’s released giving them away might be all they can do!
Let’s not forget that some of the more famous companies like Viewsonic and Thomson are also launching their dual sim phones now. Plus God knows who all will launch great gadgets at IFA Berlin (31 august). With increasing options for buyers, timing is the key. What’s hot today might look prehistoric in another couple of months.
Amby is right! JiaYu would have been better to leave the leaks and excitement until they had at least finished designing the bloody phone!
“Initially we heard that the JiaYu G3 smartphone will be held on August 7th, but because of some problems that came with that product, the phone’s launch is delayed until August 13th.”
Looks like we won’t have to wait so long. I can hold off till the 13th =]
Hey Andi, about the Xiaomi M2, how long is the battery life on heavy usage do u expect? And how long is the battery life on heavy usage for the Jiayu G3? Which do u think last longer?
We’ll that’s a good bit of news!
No idea on battery life just yet, I expect the Xiaomi to be better but JiaYu could surprise us!
Andi: Is the Xiaomi M2 a CDMA only phone? If so, the rest of us outside of China won’t be able to use it 🙁
Well, I guess at least you will be able to enjoy it 😀
A little bird told me that the M2 could also mark Xiaomi’s first steps in to the international market 😉 So hopefully we can all enjoy it:)
Since Jiayu G3 gives pretty much the biggest battery I have seen on a smart phone (and it aint a Phablet !) , my educated guess says that the battery will last longer than most other phones. Now some of it will depend on how well the hardware used is optimized for energy consumption. Besides, if it does come with Jelly Bean (or gets quickly updated), I have been told that JB is more energy efficient compared to ICS. Im still torn between G3 and Zopo ZP900 !! Guess I’ll have to goto a phone store and see how 4.5 inch and 5.3 phones feel in my hands! 😛
aw i guess i opt for a xiaomi m2 as a second phone….if ever manage to master their splendid online lottery….
Well Jiayu are giving G3’s away from now till the 13th of August with winners being announced on the 14th August! Is this when we see the launch? was this the delay they were talking about? who does their marketing!!!
JiaYu say that the G3 could cost as little as $150!! https://www.gizchina.com/2012/08/10/breaking-jiayu-g3-could-cost-as-little-as-150/
GAWD… (T__T) with the black leather case it looks sooooo good. But NO!!! (*x*)
i shall sincerely wait for Xiaomi MI2
It would be nice if the chinese traders would put it up online for presale by september end. (@_@)