Official: JiaYu G3 Receives Network Licence!

Super, awesome, fantastic news! JiaYu have finally managed to obtain the network license for the JiaYu G3 and are now officially able to sell the 4.5inch, dual-core super phone!

It has been a long time coming, with various delays and problems but the JiaYu G3 is now officially allowed to go on sale in China, meaning online phone stores, esellers and dropship companies will soon be able to offer the G3 for sale.

The network license was officially granted just a day before the Chinese national holiday, this past Friday, so although the JiaYu G3 can now be legally sold we will still have to wait for just over a week before the full range of colours can start to be produced and shipped from the factories.

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Currently JiaYu has manufactured 5000 black version of the G3 so anyone who had pre-ordered the black JiaYu G3 may be lucky enough to get their new phone sooner rather than later. Those of you who had preordered the silver or other colour options will still have a few weeks of waiting.

The JiaYu G3 is a dual-core, dual-sim Android phone running ICS. It comes equipped with a 4.5 inch HD 1280  x 720 display, boasts a dual core MT6577 CPU and 1GB RAM with a rear 8 mega-pixel camera. In China this amazingly overdue phone costs just $140, where as international buyers can expect to pay $170+.

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  1. tony5664
    September 30, 2012

    so, it’s finally here huh? what about the frequency? any confirmation whether it only runs on 2100?

  2. Juliana
    September 30, 2012

    Finally!!! I’m so excited!

  3. Jules
    September 30, 2012

    Finally! been waiting for so long.
    Thanks to Andi, for this amazing blog, with all the updates. My first time to comment.
    Since the day (months ago) I discovered, I always check your site several times a day 😀 Craving for more info on best gadgets in China!

    Keep up with your excellent work! Wish you all the best!

  4. Johan
    October 1, 2012

    This is great news, but…

    I see the licence is valid for 3 years. Still JiaYu managed to let their previous licence expire. So am I the only one who has doubts with that whole story?

    • nidget
      October 1, 2012

      No, the previous licence hadn’t expired: the chinese licences are for the phone models, not for the companies. Companies must ask a new licence for each new model they want to sell in China.

  5. BenBeijing
    October 1, 2012

    Where can you get this? I never like risking taobao

  6. October 1, 2012

    ok nice, good, fantastic now Andi all that is left for you to do is get hold of a Jiayu G3 and do a review 😀

  7. zoltek
    October 1, 2012

    If this phone finally come on sale which is the most reliable site to order for international delivery??Thank you

  8. broli
    October 1, 2012

    Perhaps it’s now better to wait for the quad core update of this phone, haha JiaYu should fire their entire administration department :p

  9. October 1, 2012

    thanks Andi, $170 foreign price is amazing, please update us when there’s a website we can purchase from.
    Ideally I’d like to read some reviews on build quality of course.
    Also could someone please explain the impact of the license expiring as Johan mentioned?

    • Simon
      October 1, 2012

      1) Do not rush and you’ll be able to get even lower prices as soon as all the ruckus around this phone will calm down;

      2) Johan got it wrong. JY has their own license for a long time. But the particular PHONE has NOT. You can not license the phone which is not mass-produced. They had to launch the assembly line for a day and several randomly picked units were tested for compliance with Chinese regulations, then a lot of lab work had to be made, papers etc. Other manufacturers do not do this because the officially do not sell their phones at China so they do not care whether the phone is safe or not for example. Actually, nobody cares, all the brands including @pple p@y “special” people involved for “accelerated” testing and so on. ^_o

    • RobertNL
      October 1, 2012

      There are lots of sites selling the phone already. Two sites that i have done business with before are offering this phone.

      One is Lightake and the other one is PriceAngels.

      There was a coupon on the black one for lightake witch brought the price down to 164 dollar but that has expired yesterday.

      Now the price on both sites is up to around 185 dollar (ex coupon), in my opinion still a good price.
      But as said before there are probably a lot of sites offering it now.

    • Juliana
      October 1, 2012

      I bought mine on at $176 with taxes and shipping (original price is $156). Now let’s wait…=D

  10. RobertNL
    October 1, 2012

    @ Andi, Is Jiayu off all week? As they are planning to release the new G2 comming 4th of October.

    As i did read on the forum they are planning to release at least 2 batches a week after the holiday. Lets hope that the other batches are in different colors to.

    Mass production should have started around the 24th (source:)

    First post, page 3 and response of admin:

    “In late November ability to mass production, does not restrict the purchase of online.”


    wade: “has begun mass production, do not understand what you mean”

    • RobertNL
      October 1, 2012

      To bad that i can’t find the source of giving out more batches a week. Should be around somewhere on the forums there 😉

  11. Matt Parsons
    October 1, 2012

    Will this work on Australian 3g frequencies?

  12. ram
    October 1, 2012

    hi andi you should start selling it to international customer. it will be a good profit making business for you and also for the internation buyer they will get it on cheap rate. think about it.

  13. Jerry
    October 1, 2012

    Frequences are for 3G 850/2100Mhz only!
    This information is from Shenzhen Sealine Technology Co.,Ltd, She has a good contact to factory. She example knew almost two weeks ago, that licence is coming last friday. So phone is not compatible example to Finland!
    Waiting updated version of Jiayu G3…

    • phil
      October 2, 2012

      (Shenzhen Sealine Technology Co.,Ltd) They were also telling people that they would have this phone in stock 1 month ago so i guess they are not so reliable..

  14. October 2, 2012

    good step… now we must wait the re-stock of the stores and then wait the shipping.

  15. Richard
    October 2, 2012

    Yep i agree Andi get your self selling phones !!! evrybody trusts you more than the sellers and if there were ever any hicups they would know its not your problem…

    I personally would pay more just to have your name and service 🙂

    keep up the awsome work! 🙂 .. Richard

  16. IgorP
    October 2, 2012

    Hi, what happened with the Oreo color for J3 ? All e sellers have to offer is grey, black and silver.

  17. Koko
    October 2, 2012

    Here is my little chat with Uggodbuy customer support centre from today.

    George (15:35:11):
    Do you expect to offer Jiayu G3

    cn1001050085 (15:35:41):
    yes.sure. but i think it will take 10 to 15 days

    George (15:35:51):
    Do you have any information when would be available to seller after they recieve licence on friday.

    cn1001050085 (15:36:46):
    we will get the first batch of Jiayu G3 after holiday.

    • PHIL
      October 2, 2012

      You should ask about the 3G frequencies too. This info is important for a lot of people here

      • Koko
        October 2, 2012

        My mobile operator 3G frequency are 900/2100 so i don’t have problem with that 🙂

  18. Ebere
    October 4, 2012

    Is this phone compartible with Android market (Google PlayStore). I had a terrible experience with the THL W3

    • October 5, 2012

      It’s not been mentioned buy most Chinese Android devices I’ve used recently have had Google Play.