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?”

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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.

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22 Comments

  1. sam
    January 21, 2013

    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.

    • January 21, 2013

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

  2. thesniper321
    January 22, 2013

    So it begins….

    • January 22, 2013

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

      • xxx
        January 22, 2013

        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..

  3. rhs
    January 22, 2013

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

  4. Nat
    January 22, 2013

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

  5. Klincharov
    January 22, 2013

    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
      January 23, 2013

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

      • LieDanG
        January 23, 2013

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

    • OlegK
      January 24, 2013

      Jiayumobileshop = antelife.com Not swindlers but got much negative feedback among users of 4pda.ru – a biggest Russian-language forum about gadgets.

  6. Guest
    January 22, 2013

    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.

    • Guest
      January 22, 2013

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

  7. Guest
    January 22, 2013

    So it begins….

    • Guest
      January 22, 2013

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

    • Guest
      January 22, 2013

      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..

  8. Guest
    January 22, 2013

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

  9. Guest
    January 22, 2013

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

  10. Guest
    January 22, 2013

    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 ?

    • Guest
      January 23, 2013

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

    • Guest
      January 23, 2013

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

    • Guest
      January 24, 2013

      Jiayumobileshop = antelife.com Not swindlers but got much negative feedback among users of 4pda.ru – a biggest Russian-language forum about gadgets.