New Dual-core JiaYu G2 prices from $100!

As we already know, JiaYu’s JiaYu G2 Android phone is getting updated to a dual-core MTK MT6577 CPU, but today we received the surprising news that there will be 2 new JiaYu G2 phones starting at just $100.

JiaYu have been busy getting their all new G3 dual-core phone ready for launch later this month, but that doesn’t mean the Chinese phone brand have been letting their older hardware sit idle in the every growing shadow of the 4.5 inch, Gorilla glass G3.

While we have already reported that the older JiaYu G2 Android phone is getting an updated CPU to match the dual-core MTK MT6577 chip it’s larger brother the JiaYu G3 will be sporting, we didn’t real realise until earlier that JiaYu are actually planing to launch 2 new updated G2 models!

Like many Chinese phone companies, JiaYu have decided to offer a slightly downgraded version of their phone to allow students and those with a lower income to enjoy their products.

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new dual-core jiayu g2 priceNew Dual-core JiaYu G2 prices from $100!

The new dual-core JiaYu G2 line up will start with a 599 RMB ($100) version of the G2 which will get the same dual-core MTK MT6577 chip as the G3 but with a slightly down graded 5 mega-pixel rear camera and only 512mb RAM.

A more expensive JiaYu G2 phone with the same dual-core chip MT6577 1.0Ghz CPU will also be available at just 799 RMB ($125) and will receive a full 1GB RAM and a better 8 mega-pixel rear camera!

The all new JiaYu G3 with 4.5 inch HD screen, dual core MTK MT6577 1.0Ghz CPU, 1GB RAM  and 8 mega-pixel rear camera is rumored to hit the market in a 2-3 weeks at the surprisingly low price of just 899 RMB ($140). You can see more details for the JiaYu G3 here!

So now you know the prices which JiaYu phone would you buy? Personally it looks like a no brainer to me!

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  1. Calvin
    August 15, 2012

    I have been doing some research on the MTK6577 chipset and one thing concerns me.×421.jpg

    From the above slide, the maximum supported resolution for the MTK6577 is 960×540. Which is incidentally the resolution of the Newman N1.

    The Jiayu G3 is 720p, and this raises concerns as to whether the MTK6577 can drive it properly.

  2. rhs
    August 15, 2012

    G3 is already available from my fave site pandawill for preorder which ends in 31st august. It now costs $189, i guess when it will be available price would go down to 170. That $140 price which Andy mention is only in China.
    I myself now have galaxy s2, but im considering sell it end of september and buy g3 or little pepper 4 core.
    But for now when both isnt available, best price/perfomance phone is thl w3+ for $240 shipped worldwide.

  3. Geodex
    August 15, 2012

    There should be a poll asking what phone readers are planning on buying after they have all been released. This will be interesting

    1. Jiayu G3
    2. Little pepper quad core (if it is real, all talk nothing to show off)
    3. Newman N1
    4. ZOPOP900

    Considering price atm since I am a bit low on cash, I am leaning more towards the Jiayu and Little pepper.

    • August 16, 2012

      Good idea! Poll coming soon!

  4. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    August 15, 2012

    You might want to add the “Bluebo L100” Samsung Galaxy S3 Style phone to the poll, because it’s very nice, and cheap. A video of it was also uploaded 2 days ago, check it out below:

    • August 16, 2012

      The Bluebo L100 is on my next list post Cheers!

  5. rhs
    August 16, 2012

    Even old 6575 can use hd screens, check on youtube other hd screened phones, like thl w3 or zopo zp100.

  6. Amby
    August 16, 2012

    Hi andi, can we have an article on THL W3+ too ? I heard its a pretty kick ass phone with great specs

    • August 16, 2012

      Wow so many requests! Ok I’ll do my best. I’m working on a monster list of phones at the moment should have it posted in a day or so.

  7. mohan chouhan
    August 17, 2012

    jiayu phone available in india

  8. September 8, 2012

    Hi Andi,

    Looks like you’re having a busy September !

    Can you spare some time to give us an update on what is happening in the ‘6 inch screen’ arena.

    We all know they are out there … and the Samsung Galaxy NOTE II is well and truly launched … and it’s a great benchmark.

    I’m now looking for the Chinese manufacturers to get serious about their 6 inch screen resolutions. Nothing less than the SGNOTEII spec’ will do – here in the UK.

    Of course their prices will need to rise – but at the evident Chinese source pricing – we can handle a higher shipped price.

  9. anja
    September 18, 2012

    hi Andi!

    great site! But it si so many phones, that i’m lost… can you do some comparison? I would like to buy one of the new Chinese phone but totally lost and do not know which better… 🙁

  10. niko
    October 9, 2012

    hey Andi, in your opinion, which one to get ? Newman N1 or Jiayu G2+ (mtk 6577, 1 GB RAM, 8Mpix) ?
    i like the design of N1, but i read over xda-dev that the batt drain to fast ?
    i haven’t see you review those two, or i missed it 🙂

    • October 9, 2012

      I think the N1 is a more upmarket device

  11. Yoav
    November 8, 2012

    Andi, people on aliexpress claims that the new verse of g2 comes with a gorilla glass too like the g3. Is that right?