JiaYu G4 delayed? Launch now expected in May!

Reports are coming in from concerned JiaYu fans over a possible JiaYu G4 delay! So what is going on and when will the JiaYu G4 finally launch?

This weekend numerous online resellers posted that JiaYu have delayed the launch of the JiaYu G4 and that the quad-core phone will now launch mid-May. The reports claim that an issue with the JiaYu G4’s 13 mega-pixel rear camera is to blame, but is this really the case?

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JiaYu never actually confirmed that the G4 was scheduled for an April launch. The rumours have always been there and online resellers have claimed that this is the case, but JiaYu didn’t actually confirm an April launch. What’s more we haven’t seen any posts on the JiaYu forum letting fans no of a problem or delay as they normally would.

We have reached out to JiaYu for a comment and they have confirmed that the JiaYu G4 will enter mass production in May with samples heading out for review in April. They have remained silent as to if this is a delay due to camera issues or if this was their planned schedule all along.

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  1. April 2, 2013

    OK… that’s it… FUKK THIS>… i’m buying whichever phone is coming on the market first… wish i could afford oppo find 5 midnight edition… T__T Ma be i will save up for it and just buy that… hmmm….

    • kolyamba
      April 2, 2013

      Lol, why do you wait for Jiayu then?! The only reason to wait mt6589 phones is dual sim. If you doesn’t care about dual sim – it’s better to take any single sim phone (exynos, qualcomm).

      • masters
        April 3, 2013

        Could you recommend something similiar to G4? I need a cheap phone with 4.7″ display (5″ is too big) and quite good performance (don’t care about dual sim). G4 looks perfect for me and I’m willing to wait for it. However I’d like to see some other options.

        • kolyamba
          April 3, 2013

          Newman N2, i think.

  2. April 2, 2013

    If G4 will launch in may…Jiayu S1 only in 2014. ¬¬

  3. April 2, 2013

    ……. Long wait…..

  4. yash3339
    April 2, 2013

    I wonder, why Jiayu don’t try to win the race – at least in terms of time. An April launch would’ve sold many more handsets as compared to a May launch. Already 2 months since MT6589 phones have been one sale.

    • Norman Zakaria
      April 3, 2013

      I believe it’s for 2 reasons.

      1) They have a very good quality control. So they really want to make sure their product works the way it should before handing it out to the public. They want to make it the best as soon as it launches and avoid any lemons if possible.

      2) They are probably overconfident with the Jiayu name and the Jiayu fans seeing as there were thousands of fans(me included) who were willing to wait 6 months to get their hands on the Jiayu G3. So they know their fans want the best and as angry as they are, they will wait for it.

      People have been jumping ship to other companies every single time Jiayu delays but the truth is Jiayu never set an official launch date for the Jiayu G4. All those pre-orders and rumors r due to the online resellers fault, not Jiayu.

      Failure to wait usually ends up with people who end up getting the phone that is available right now and not the best which means u end up getting either a poor quality phone or a low specced phone. Either way it benefits us Jiayu fans because we get to see reviews of other phones before Jiayu launches their phones and in this way we can see that it is really worth it to just wait a bit longer.

      My advice to everyone here, Have patience.

      • Brian from Manchester
        April 3, 2013

        I agree with Norman….I will wait a few more weeks too…can live with my Samsung for a bit longer…no passionada

      • anony
        April 3, 2013

        You’re saying like every other chinese phone companies beside Jiayu are garbage.

        Spoken like a true fanboy.

        • Norman Zakaria
          April 3, 2013

          I’m sorry if I implied that all are worthless but every company has it’s positive and negative side. Jiayu is a good phone maker and they strive to get high quality phones out into the market but they suck at keeping time. Neo provides phones with awesome specs missing from other phones such as the speaker and OTG functions n all that but has some problems of their own. Umi manage to launch fast and provide a similar specced phone as the Jiayu G3 last time but they launched with screen issues and a small battery.

          All I’m saying is last year when I was waiting for my G3, i remember seeing people jumping ship 1 by 1 to other phone manufacturers because they couldn’t wait any longer and then see them end up posting about problems here n there. When the Jiayu G3 launched, there were only great reviews and happy posts and very minimal problems such as the battery drain(which was fixed by Jiayu in just a week or two) and a screen issue where the screen would pop out of the phone. That screen issue only occurred to some people and can be therefor grouped as lemons.

          I’m not saying other phone manufacturers are garbage but to me Jiayu is better than most even though they are slow. That was my main point.

  5. SYHMS
    April 3, 2013

    Maybe They are collecting bribe from other companies in order not to sell early haha.

  6. April 3, 2013

    I think i have gave up with Jiayu Zopo though expensive there production and launches are reliable now i’m headind for “ZOPO ZP980” as its design and bezel almost similar to Jiayu

    • stachu
      April 3, 2013

      Please consider that in case of Zopo you will probably never ever get any update of them – as I am still waiting 6 months to JB update which was promised for my ZP900. Based on forums Zopo support does not exist. Also Iafter 6 months I find out that my ZP900 cover quality is not the best.

      • April 3, 2013

        Well, my Zp900 both flip cover and body are in a very good state after 8 months of abuse (Dropped over 5-6 times, co exising with keys in the same pocket …etc) . The flip case also provided great protection for the touch screen, 0 scratches. I don’t claim that’s a top quality build phone, it’s mediocre – however it’s decent for the money asked plus it has a european warranty ( n/a for most of the other chinese brands…). And yes, i would prefer a JiaYu overall but… they are doing something really wrong with their strategy. What’s the point for anouching something that’s incomplete at best. Done with G3, they are doing it again with G4… probably will happen again with the G5. They don’t give me any reason to trust them. Shame.
        PS. Updates to OS have to do with MediaTek and releasing certain resourses for the OS update – Do you know any MT6577 phone updated to JB? if yes please share it with us… 🙂

        • Gabriele Gubinelli (@kayuz6)
          April 3, 2013

          the first chinese brand to update the OS was Amoi and then UMI with X1. It strongly support UMI becouse I had the X1 and I was surprised by the high quality of materials and overall their support with firmwares.

        • stachu
          April 3, 2013

          ZP950 for example gas JB from start. It is MTK6577 and the same manufacturer

  7. April 3, 2013

    And does anyone know something about quadcore G3? On Antelife’s FB was written it should come early in April but sincec then I heard nothing about that.

  8. hoon
    April 3, 2013

    What’s more we haven’t seen any posts on the JiaYu forum letting fans “NO” of a problem or delay as they normally would.

    delayed… meh

  9. April 3, 2013

    oh, ok, i’ll be happy with iocean then, if they have the gorilla glass 🙂

  10. Nikola
    April 3, 2013

    JiaYu is delaying but as you can see only phones that are released are 1GB, 8Mpx cameras and 720p resolution (except iOcean X7 which is on sale).
    Everybody wants the premium version and non of them are still are released.

  11. Narayan
    April 3, 2013


    I checked with an online friend located in East Asia and familiar with Chinese mobile market. He says that companies like Jiayu, UMI, iOcean, Gionee, Zopo and Xiaomi are small players; unlike their major players like Huawei, ZTE or Lenovo. Even the quality is different.

    Is that true? Does anyone have information about the market size/share commanded by these companies?

    • anony
      April 3, 2013

      Yes, google it.

  12. wolf
    April 3, 2013

    Anyone know when the Neo N003 coming out? It has the same characteristics of G4, the Gorilla Glass also, and USB OTG port. The first one that coming out I’ll get it!

  13. ArthurLeRoy
    April 3, 2013

    Ill spend now 100€ more and buying the LG Nexus. I found some really nice deals here for around 320€, with 2yrs warranty, and not such an ureliable, and false promising service as Jiayu delivers. buying a nexus moreover guatantees having the latest Android version, and no low end quality in terms of processor, memory etc.

  14. Allanitomwesh
    April 3, 2013

    This was expected,actually,it’s not even May…it’s the day JiaYu say,and that day is far,far away.

  15. April 3, 2013

    Hi Andi!

    Do you think we can expect a Key Lime Pie Upgrade on this?

  16. XrainX
    April 4, 2013

    Don’t forget the ThL W8. Is already out, have firmware support and international sales.
    You can read users feedback:

    Somebody said 5″ is too big compared to 4.7″, but maybe the 5″ ThL W8 is smaller than the JiaYu 4.7″.

    I don’t understand that JiaYu aggressive policy about prices and leaked photos and all this madness.

  17. Richard
    April 4, 2013

    worth the wait if you ask me … if the G3 was anything to go by .. they make sure the quality of everything is great before they mass produce and sell .unlike other Companies .. i personaly will not make the mistake of purchasing a MTK6589 phone and then wished i had waited …like i did last time when i eventually got my G3 😀

    • XrainX
      April 4, 2013

      In May they will discover the glue from the screen protector is not passing their quality standards.

  18. thesniper321
    April 4, 2013

    Didn’t I say they would release it in may or june?? As expected!!! You want to wait? You better hope they don’t delay to it up to september just like the g3. Seriously it sounds like a huge deja vu to me