JiaYu S1 prototype spotted alongside G3!


JiaYu are on form this week! We have heard news and photos for their up coming MT6589 phones, and now we have just got our first look at the flagship, Snapdragon powered JiaYu S1!

The JiaYu S1 represents a new direction for JiaYu from both a technical stand-point and as a brand. Last year the company were known for the infamous G3 and low-cost, great performing G2 and G2S, but it appears they have new ambitions.

The JiaYu S1 will be the companies first non Mediatek equipped phone, but more than this, one which could take on the likes of Xiaomi in the value packed high specification market.

Images released on the JiaYu forum show a prototype version of the S1 alongside the current dual-core G3, along with the disclaimer that the phone’s appearance is subject to change. That’s a very good thing as the prototype appears to be a little on the thick side and is hardly as attractive as the JiaYu G4.

What is attractive though are the specs which, again according the JiaYu forum, will include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.5Ghz Quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 32GB built-in memory, Adreno 320 graphics and a 5-inch 1080 display with a PPi of 440+.

The JiaYu S1 project will be winding down over the next few days due to the Chinese New Year, so don’t expect the new phone to launch before the G4. As for prices, we are pretty certain they will be around the 2000 Yuan ($320) mark!

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18 Comments

  1. mponda mkesh
    January 30, 2013

    Hey Andy, I’m planning to order a zopo 900 to use in USA. do you have any customers that use chinese phones in the usa. whats the best carrier to use? kindly, help me. thanks Andy!

    • michael
      February 4, 2013

      I USE GIAYU G3 NOW IN THE UNITED STATES AND I HAVE USED CHINESE PHONES IN THE PAST. ALL CARRIERS WORK GOOD BUT I WILL SUGGEST USING “SIMPLE MOBILE”. THEY ARE A CARRIER USING THE TMOBILE NETWORK TO OPERATE BUT THEY ARE PAY AS YOU GO SIM CARD COMPANY WITH UNLIMITED EVERYTHING FOR 40 DOLLARS. JIAYU G3 IS MY FAV PHONE NOW AND I LOVE THE QUALITY. WILL BE UPGRADING TO THEIR LATEST PHONE SOON……CHEERS

  2. Whyzor
    January 30, 2013

    I’m from the U.S. and recommend TMobile prepaid, ptel.com, straighttalk.com, simplemobile.com, all use TMobile’s GSM network.

  3. -Carlos-
    January 31, 2013

    Wow 🙂 Jiayu the best 😀 <3 hehe 🙂 Andi im planning to order a Jiayu G3 to use in Mexico 😉 , whos the best seller ? pandawill? aliexpress? fastcardtech? what do you think ? I want the G3 because i dont want to wait for the G4 and I don't have too much money.

    • Bert
      February 23, 2013

      Please be advised that Fastcardtech will not be trusted by WOT. Aliexpress has an Escrow paying sytem. The pay the seller when you receive the phone or tablet in good condition. You have to confirm this

      • February 23, 2013

        Good tip!

  4. Abdul Baqi
    January 31, 2013

    why you always prefer jiayu? on taobao most people will prefer zte ,coolpad or some other chinese brands which are availble on tmall.

  5. Dudebro
    January 31, 2013

    $320 is too high, that is more than a nexus 4, it wont sell that well

    • teja
      January 31, 2013

      certainly not . its a dual sim , 13 megapixel camera with big removable battery . nexus 4 is cheap only in google store enabled countries ,here in Inida its highly priced nearly 600 dollars .

      • January 31, 2013

        I’ve heard that the prototype isn’t dual-sim.

  6. lontong
    January 31, 2013

    You can’t get nexus 4 for that price in china, only select few countries got google subsidized. Also, no other phone with similar spec at that price point, it’s (as of now) the cheapest 1080p snapdragon s4 quad currently announced.

  7. teja
    January 31, 2013

    Andi

    After JiaYu announced their upcoming flagship device S1 , NEO mobiles announced their future flagship device to be released in 2014 with android 5.0 and some spectacular spec till now we have not seen .

    bbs.neomobile.com.cn/data/attachment/forum/201301/31/1357102r7hie7p5hz33rr7.jpg

    bbs.neomobile.com.cn/data/attachment/forum/201301/31/1357131wrgtoihbgigiepm.jpg

    • lontong
      January 31, 2013

      Looks fake as fuck to me, though I hope they really make a phone like those specs.

    • January 31, 2013

      Oh my word! That’s a beast!

  8. gaius
    February 1, 2013

    If it is not dual sim, then it is not worth the noise

    • lontong
      February 1, 2013

      Not everyone need dual sim.

      • gaius
        February 10, 2013

        Try using one. I bet you will be addicted

  9. billy chen
    February 17, 2013

    Any cell phone does not pass CTS or not OTA capable the life cycle only within that version. If Cyanomodgen is not supported it is feature phone not smart phone. If the version is not 4.2.2 or plus I think It is a used phone.