Rumours of a January JiaYu G4 launch date surface, sound unlikely!

Rumours of a January JiaYu G4 launch date surface, sound unlikely!


It appears many have forgotten about the JiaYu G3 rumour and launch fiasco of 2012 and are now eagerly awaiting word for the JiaYu G4 release date, with some rumours suggesting it’s just day’s away!

The JiaYu G4 aims to follow in the footprints of the current G3, but will feature a number of key updates while retaining an affordable price.

JiaYu have already released the official specification for the phone (below), and have told us that there will be 2 models available with slightly different specs depending on how you intend to use the phone, but the question on everyone’s lips is “when will the Jiayu G4 launch?”

Well rumours from December suggest the G4 will go on sale sometime this month, but with only a few days left, this is looking very unlikely, however this hasn’t stopped some online resellers from taking pre-orders for their next generation JiaYu!

We’re not sure if these resellers have some special insider knowledge from JiaYu, but all we can think about are the hundreds of disappointed G3 customers last year who paid deposits only to have to wait months before their phones even shipped!

My advice to you is hold off pre-ordering the G4 until an official launch date appears, and even then be prepared for a wait.

 JiaYu G4 Standard EditionJiaYu G4 Flagship Edition
CPUMediaTek 1.2Ghz MT6589 quad-core.MediaTek 1.2Ghz MT6589 quad-core.
Built-in Memory4GB32GB (reported)
Screen size4.7-inch (PPI 312)4.7-inch (PPI 312)
Resolution1280 x 7201280 x 720
Display technologyOGS, Corning Gorilla GlassOGS, Corning Gorilla Glass
CamerasFront 3 mega-pixels
Rear 13 mega-pixels
Front 3 mega-pixels
Rear 13 mega-pixels
Android4.1 Jelly Bean4.1 Jelly Bean
Dual SimYesYes
SD cardYes (64GB Max)Yes (64GB Max)
Data connectionWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPSWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS
Dimensions133 × 65 × 8.2mm133 × 65 × 10mm
Release dateN/AN/A
Price999 YuanN/A
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  • sam

    There are several different versions available on aliexpress, not just those 2, some with larger battery with 4gb storage etc. $250 is the lowest you can get one for from a seller with good feedback or $240 ish from people with no feedback.

    • Not sure where those specs are coming from as the official specs only list 2 and they haven’t launched yet…

  • thesniper321

    So it begins….

    • 🙂 got some nice spy photos coming for you if you want then 😉

      • xxx

        You are making same mistake over and over again. There won’t be battery differences between flagship and non flagship version. In fact there would be like 4 phones. 1gb x thin 1gb x fat 2gb x thin 2gb x fat

        P.S. You’ve got some major site host problems..

  • rhs

    Last year was speaking of march launch, which is most trustable.

  • Nat

    I like this new table layout in your reviews 🙂 Helps keep everything organized. Thanks!

  • Klincharov

    Pandawill has listed 219$ and 249$ for both versions. But still, Jiayu’s price on their site is 399$ i think, or some other obviously fictional price.
    What about the said 160$ for the smaller one, 160$ only for distributers ?

    • LieDanG

      Jiayumobileshop is the official site? I don’t think so, but it says “in stock”, in other stores it’s still on presale

      • LieDanG

        Well also presell, I didn’t read that, but still the price is almost double as other stores

    • OlegK

      Jiayumobileshop = Not swindlers but got much negative feedback among users of – a biggest Russian-language forum about gadgets.