JiaYu considering to launch JiaYu G3 with TD-SCDMA support

Recently many Chinese resellers have being suggesting that JiaYu will shut up shop and will no longer produce the JiaYu G3, however official news from JiaYu suggests something totally different!

I’ve read many comments on GC from readers saying that JiaYu are going to either stop production of phones all together or are going to stop producing the JiaYu G3. At the time of reading these comments my gut feeling was that dropshippers and resellers in China just can’t get hold of this popular phone and are making excuses, and it seems I was right.

Not only are JiaYu gearing up to launch the upgraded JiaYu G2S, but the company are also mulling over the idea of making a new model which will work on China’s TD-SCDMA 3G network.

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If the new JiaYu G3 phone does launch it will use MediaTek’s new MT6517 CPU so that is can run on the China only network while the rest of the JiaYu G3 hardware and features will remain the same as the regular MT6577 version.

While the development of the MT6517 version of the G3 will only excite those of us in China, the fact that JiaYu are still making the G3 and are open to developing the phone should prove to international buyers that they are still very much producing this highly popular phone.

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  1. Ikaro
    November 10, 2012

    I just want to buy the Jiayu G3 but Chinese people are so thief. Too expensive right now!

    Stock now = super high price
    No stock = regular price.

  2. Steve
    November 10, 2012

    It seems there are couple G3 available on 3-4 taobao stores for the lucky ones in China.. for 100 RMB extra ($175), not sure if it is final production version, I ordered one 2 days ago, supposed to arrived today. I only hope it is not one of the engineering test devices nor with bad quality buit sold on the side…. I will post later after reception.

    • steve
      November 11, 2012

      So far so good ! phone seems genuine and brand new, quite happy camper. I got it from shop71889548 (1099rmb) … 2 days delivery.

      • freehold
        November 12, 2012

        how can I buy from taobao if i am in europe? google translate shows some strange words and what about shipping? how much was total cost of g3?

  3. November 11, 2012

    I think first must start to supply reseller with a good amount of stock, because the regular JY-G3 it’s hard to found&buy out of TaoBao.

  4. redtail
    November 11, 2012

    Shut up JiaYu G3? The shop never open yet. UMi, Amoi, Mogus are make JiaYu look like joke.

  5. Orlando
    November 11, 2012

    I’ve read on too many websites the compatibility of this phones with 3G networks, is this phone only compatible with 2100 on 3G? or does support 850 for 3G?? Thanks!!

  6. maury
    November 11, 2012

    for months people talking about the g3, but no one can buy it or receive it at home.

  7. RobertNL
    November 11, 2012

    Finaly got hold on one last week!

    Perfect phone for the price!

    Making a review later on!

    • patouki
      November 11, 2012

      Where do you get it ?

  8. rpesit7
    November 12, 2012

    My Jiayu G3 arrived last Halloween here in the Philippines. I ordered it from antelife.com last September. Its the MT6577 one. It was worth the wait! Just sharing! Cheers! 🙂

    • pinoy_guy
      November 13, 2012

      rpesit7, how much did you pay on the custom tax? was the phone okay?

    • TheAtog
      November 14, 2012

      How much did you pay in taxes kabayan?
      and total cost ng phone + taxes?

      • rpesit7
        November 15, 2012

        Dhl asked for about 500+ when the phone arrived.

      • rpesit7
        November 15, 2012

        rough total Php9000 because I chose dhl for shippings which added about Php1600

      • rpesit7
        November 15, 2012


        • TheAtog
          November 18, 2012

          thanks for the reply sir.. youre one lucky SOB lol!
          if youre going to sell it.. sell it to me =)

    • silcax
      November 22, 2012

      mga ilang araw pare kung ng DHL ka? just incase you can remember it kasi ng order din kasi ako via regular shipment lang so mas tatagal siguro

  9. Nin Hao
    November 15, 2012

    The main real reason they decided to move to 6517 processor is that MT6517 is A LOT CHEAPER than MT6577 =^_^= The next reason is that MT6517 is not so popular and there is no such components shortage they experienced with 6577 model.

    So they can at least produce something for the price close to that they claimed. International buyers who do not need working 3G still have a chance o get the phone, but I doubt that it does worth it.

    • ArPi2
      November 19, 2012

      Sorry, there is a question .(at least for me it is.)

      After the Mt6577 the Mt6517 – Will it be a “move” or will it be a “split” in the production??

      Didnt they (the Jiayu factories) leave production-capacities for the worldwide exportable Mt6577 version??

      A small amount for the profit, ehh?

  10. rpesit7
    November 15, 2012