JiaYu S1: 1.5Ghz Qualcomm S4 CPU, 5-inch 1080 screen coming May

Breaking news! JiaYu have announced that they will launch an all new Qualcomm S4 powered phone later this year named the JiaYu S1! Full details here!

JiaYu are considered the MTK champions among many Chinese phone fans. The dual-core MT6577 G3 shook the phone world last year with impressive hardware and a low price, and the quad-core MT6589 JiaYu G4 and JiaYu G5 phones look set to blow away the competition for 2013!

JiaYu have more up their sleeve though and the newly announced JiaYu S1 could easily be the Chinese phone to own for 2013 and a true Xiaomi M2 destroyer!

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Details were released for the new quad-core Qualcomm S4 powered S1 earlier today, which will feature a 1.5GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, Adreno 320 graphics and a full 1080HD 5-inch, OGS display!

The JiaYu S1 is currently under development but if the accompanying image is anything to go by the S1 will feature super narrow borders and is planned for a release on the 3rd May at 12:45!

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  1. Geeks
    January 28, 2013

    is this fix release date? Great spec.

  2. January 28, 2013

    No just a hint from the image

  3. klontenk
    January 28, 2013

    So that’s why they keep using 720p screen on their budget minded phone…

    On an entirely different note, Andi, do you think MT6589 is capable enough to handle 1080p android UI and games?

  4. Allanitomwesh
    January 28, 2013

    May sounds about right. I’ll be waiting.

  5. Geeks
    January 28, 2013

    Like these mobiles cheap only for chinese people. I am indian and i pay a large amount when i buy this mobile.

    • Shullamyte
      April 28, 2013

      I am in the caribbean; I also pay quite a large sum.

  6. sam
    January 28, 2013

    Meh, i’d rather they use the tegra 4 or qualcomm’s new 600 series processors. Their s4 are way slower than cortex a15 and their upcoming 600 series processors.

  7. adit
    January 28, 2013

    Great news. I like my G3, good build quality and good design. But I want a Full HD next. I hope they include a microSD slot also, this is the biggest miss in the Oppo phone. I see that big brands including Sony and LG understood that customers want SD slots, hope that the other will also.

  8. Rodrigo E. De LeΓ³n Plicet
    January 28, 2013

    Yeah, because, all of a sudden, the S4 Pro + Adreno 320 is an unbearably slow performing combo.



  9. mengfei
    January 28, 2013

    nice move! I hope the price also blows the competition away & they stay on track with their QA/ QC part.

    I’m liking my G3

  10. lukis
    January 28, 2013

    “and is planned for a release on the 3rd May at 12:45!”
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    The 3rd May 2013 is FRIDAY (not “thu” – Thursday).
    Besides, this picture was used on ALL phones of Jiayu.

  11. kerob
    January 28, 2013

    May? Really? Why would anyone go for this if they can choose the Umi X2 which is weeks away from release? Or the Newman N3 which I bet my ass will release way before May.

  12. -Carlos-
    January 29, 2013

    This is Great news…. more phones from Jiayu yay!

  13. Airyl
    January 29, 2013

    @kerob: Maybe because it’s running on a Snapdragon S4 Krait processor?

  14. Dudebro
    January 29, 2013

    Andi any word on the price?

    • January 29, 2013

      Sorry no idea

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  16. Slbamm
    February 21, 2013

    I am thinking of purchase a Chinese quad core smartphone I’m in doubt between Newman N2 and the Jiayu S1
    Which is better? There something better in the same price range?

    • February 21, 2013

      As development of the JiaYu S1 hasn’t been completed and the phone isn’t on sale it’s too early to say. By the time the S1 arrives, Newman might haven even launched the N3!

  17. everton
    March 8, 2013

    this phone is gorilla glass???