JiaYu G2 Getting Dual-core MTK MT6577 CPU Update

With all the news and excitement surround JiaYu’s up and coming JiaYu G3 Android smart phone, it has been easy to forget about JiaYu’s other phones! Thankfully JiaYu have helped jog our memory with news that their current JiaYu G2 will receive an updated dual-core cpu!

The JiaYu G2 will be updated with a dual-core MTK MT6577 CPU later this month, the same dual-core chip that will be found in the JiaYu G3 when it is finally launched.

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The move to the dual-core chip is to both give the still rather good G2 a new lease of life and also to compete with other Chinese phone makers who have also announced dual-core updates for their current single core offerings. Chinese phone maker Zopo for example recently announced that their ZP200 and ZP300 phones will get dual-core cpu’s.

JiaYu have also released a screen shot of the new dual-c0re G2 showing it has increased performance considerably and now scores 5442 points!

Like the JiaYu G3 we are not entirely sure when the updated JiaYu G2 will launch, but we will likely see them on sale by the end of this month!

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  1. Calvin
    August 12, 2012

    Will it get a new model name? Because I can see a few unscrupulous websites peddling off the old single-core version to unsuspecting customers.

    • August 12, 2012

      I’m not sure. I hope they call it something along the lines of JiaYou G2S though to avoid this

  2. too late g3
    August 12, 2012

    i thought the g2 update, named g2-s has been floating around on some websites for sale for around $199 already.

    anyways with that price, no one will really settle for it with the g3 around the corner going even cheaper. unless you dig the look of the g2 more.

    until the g3 decide to come out that is, seriously…its really having a secret battle with the newman n1, both are pushing the date backwwards to same period on all the pre order websites.

  3. erik
    August 13, 2012


    maybe you can help me. i have the standard G2 with the 6575. the specs on http://www.ejiayu.com show 850/900/1900/2100 mhz WCDMA however in the U.S. i am unable to get the phone to pickup 3g on ATT 850/1900 mhz WCDMA. is Jiayu lying about the specs or am i doing something wrong? i have it inserted in sim 1 slot have tried for a solid month and get no more than edge.

    • August 14, 2012

      Hi Erik,

      Sorry to hear you have a problem, and sorry again as I don’t know what to suggest. Did you contact the people you bought it off?
      What did they say?

      • erik
        August 15, 2012


        They didn’t say much other than “if the manufactures site says it then it is true” really just looking for someone from the manufacturer to say “yes it works and this is what you need to do” or “no it does not support the frequencies” then if not just remove it from the specs.

  4. Antonio
    August 21, 2012

    I have exactly the same problem with a Newman N1 everywhwere it says it has WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100 but I cannot get a 3G signal

  5. Erik
    August 25, 2012

    Antonio, it is really bothersome that they say specs are one thing and they really are something totally different. where are you located? U.S. or elsewhere? about the only trustworthy china phones that i have found are Xiaomi or Meizu as their specs are real.

    • Antonio
      August 27, 2012

      Hi Erik, In fact it is really annoying to get a phone that really does not meet ones expectations, and the seller just told me he would contact the manufacturer to know what happened, and offered a discount on Jiayu G2 that would supposedly have the 850/1900 WCDMA but I am literally not buying it. I am in Mexico and we also use 850/1900 3G bands.

      I own a Zopo ZP500 that really has the 850 3G the problem is my operator uses both 850/1900 frequencies even in the same city, so one never knows where one will get 3G or Edge. I hope soon we could see someone release a 850/1900 WCDMA MTK6577 phone.