JiaYu G4 shows off 4.7-inch display in new leaked photo, could be going international!

JiaYu are up to their old tricks again leaking photos of their upcoming 4.7-inch MT6589 quad-core phone, the JiaYu G4, on their forums. The first batch of photos showed off the rear of the flagship phone, but this new spy shot gives us our first glimpse at the front of the G4.

From the photo (the only one which shows the front of the JiaYu G4 to date) we haven’t really learnt any more about the phone, other than it is going to get capacitive navigation buttons on the chin and not onscreen controls like many other next generation phones.

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If rumours about the JiaYu G4’s specification are true then the 999 Yuan ($160) handset will feature Mediatek’s MT6589 quad-core CPU, an OGS 4.7-inch display, and will come with a choice of either a 3000mAh battery or 1800mAh battery.

While the photo above doesn’t hold any hardware or design secrets of the G4, the background might offer us some indication that JiaYu are planning to launch their new phone in new markets including China, Hong Kong, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States! Or it could be just a random background…..

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    January 1, 2013

    hey andi, any links to details on the mt6589, name gpu, memory bus, clocks,etc?

  2. ThinkOutsideTheBox
    January 1, 2013

    Andi, do you think we will have octa-core Android phones/tablets/android tv’s this year?

    Also, out of curiosity, which clone phones do you have in your collection so far?

    • January 1, 2013

      Phones for sure. As for clones I don’t have any now but I’ve had a Note knock-off, HDC SOne clone, Goophone V5 and Hero H2000 iPhone 5 clone. The HDC was the best.

    • adit
      January 2, 2013

      I think we will see, but most likely not before fall. ARM has designed the A7 and A15 CPUs to work in tandem, A7 as a low power A15 as a heavy duty one. They recomend to use an even number so 2A7+2A15 and of course 4A7+4A15. The die is very small as they are designed to be build in a lower nm class so an octacore would not be bigger than current quad core ones (probably smaller). Current MTK CPUs (quad ones) just use 4 A7 but with higher clock speed as A7 is less performant than current A9 cores.I think they anounced however that they will release an octa core one (A7+A15) for high end phone also.Other manufacturers may release a quadcore A7+A15 combinations also.

  3. Airyl
    January 1, 2013

    Can’t believe it! JiaYu G4 is coming to Malaysia!

  4. Darren
    January 2, 2013


    I recently bought a Jiayu G2, was very impressed with the spec, but the reception is exceptionally bad. With the same service provider, I’m getting full bar on my Nokia C3, but no service on G2…

    Is it something expected or do I have a defective phone?

    Please advice…thanks!

    • January 3, 2013

      Probably you have a defective phone or there is a network frequency mismatch. My G2 has no problem.

  5. njren
    January 2, 2013

    So they Photoshopped their phone on top of the 2013 desk calendar that SF Express gives out to their customers.

    Stay classy Jiayu.

    • January 2, 2013

      “I immediately regret this decision” JiaYu Marketing team 😉

      • njren
        January 2, 2013

        Sorry, I didn’t even notice the shadow so I take it back. They didn’t Photoshop it. They just set the phone on the calendar and took a photo.

        • Michael
          January 2, 2013

          Lol ….even that shadow can be photoshoped into the photo. I have added such photo-realistic shadows into images to give the illusion of depth so there is still 100% possibility that the phone was photoshoped into the 2013 calendar.

          Just saying though. Dont know for sure.

  6. adit
    January 2, 2013

    Tell you the truth G3 looks better for me with it’s metal face plate and “less” rounded corners. G4 may not be bad but it looks like many other phones on the market (even the rounded corners are the same like with others).The screen may be 4.7″ OGS but it’s the same resolution 1280×720 so you get a little bit bigger but a little bit less crisp screen than current 4.5″. Come with a Full HD one ond it’s another story. Also the CPU is quad core but quad A7 (as opposed to dual A9) now so performance wise is not really a big jump.I think the quad core MTK is in fact cheaper than the dual core one, so in fact it’s a cost reduction not a performance enhancement one. Even the new screen may be cheaper than the G3 one. Combined with an all plastic case I see the G4 more as a cheper version of the current G3. Will need to wait for G5 and G6 to see something new here.

  7. @EJdwayne
    January 2, 2013

    160 $, seriously

  8. abajuo
    January 10, 2013

    I hope the increase in screen size for the G4 should be concentrated on the width of the screen and not the length. The G3 was quite too ‘tall’ for comfort!