JiaYu G4 Silicon cases ready but where is the phone?!


May is fast approaching meaning the JiaYu G4 will be going on sale very soon, unless there are further issues, and it’s great to see the phone will have a range of accessories to go on sale along with it.

We have already seen the G4’s flip covers which will keep your new quad-core JiaYu dust free, but you will also have the option of protecting your pride and joy with these bright silicon bumpers too.

jiayu G4 silicon case

jiayu G4 silicon case

With a little luck JiaYu might offer a special gift pack when the JiaYu G4 finally launches, as they did with the G3 last year, bundling the covers and other accessories with the phone for a special price.

As for as news of the actual phone’s release is concerned well, we still have our fingers crossed for a mid May launch date.

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29 Comments

  1. XrainX
    April 16, 2013

    Oh, man, I like it so much. I hope they will sell it before launching their G4 because I want to put it on another smartphone. Until they will launch the G4 my new and actual smartphone will become too old. 😀
    Where to buy? Where to buy? Where to buy? << the most not responded question on GizChina. 😉

  2. ivo001
    April 16, 2013

    I hope they will make this case in black as well

    • Andrew
      April 16, 2013

      I concur. Black. BLACK BLACK BLACK!

      • Leo
        April 16, 2013

        Sounds racist lol.

  3. Camaman
    April 16, 2013

    Great!

    Where are the ZOPO ZP810 cases! There are like 3 options only!!!

  4. K V Paul
    April 16, 2013

    Jiayu’s future updates are very poor. I managed to buy a Jiayu G3 in January and got a beta 4.1 update. Later read that they changed the chip in G3 and now coming to MTK6589, so there won’t be any updates for old Jiayu G3. Many Chinese company including Star released the 4.2, but no luck for G3. So I am thinking to get UMI x2 or Neo N003 based on review and no Jiayu, if they provide future updates

    • Remco
      April 16, 2013

      @K V Paul
      They are problably busy on the G4.
      And the update might be a beta, it performs fine and stable.
      There are already custom roms wich are even optimized better.

      • anony
        April 16, 2013

        And other phone maker certainly isn’t.

        There’s simply no excuse you can muster as a customer to justify this.

      • K V Paul
        April 17, 2013

        Don’t be wrong, I am talking about official rom not custom. Most of the custom rom I tried based on official, still having bugs with battery life. I strongly doubt they will come up with 4.2 update as G3 is using another chip.

        “They are problably busy on the G4.” – They may be busy after G4 also – G5, G6,…. 🙂

    • Remco
      April 16, 2013

      So within 30 days from today the G4 will go on sale!
      Strange there comes a G3 with quadcore for those who can’t wait, as the G4 offers much more!
      29 days and counting 😉

  5. noam
    April 16, 2013

    they about to laugh at us ?
    very poor progress ill not buy jiayu

  6. XpL0Za
    April 16, 2013

    A friend of my is having contact with people from JiaYu regarding a collective buying that we’re trying to setup for people in Belgium and the Netherlands. We were able to lower the MOQ but received the news that the 2GB/3000mAh version won’t be available until the second half of June.
    Just letting you guys & girls know…

    • April 16, 2013

      Prices are still not confirmed either as material costs have risen…

    • newbie
      April 17, 2013

      how to join the group buy? what is the moq? Will they only put app that is applicable. Such as no baidu.
      Waiting since chinese new year, the g2s is never available at official webshop. Finally got one from showroom shop, which charges anywhere from 100-200yuan extra. Plus all things extra, eg silicone case, ear plug…. the official webshop price is really another marketing gimmick like selling price from XXX. Actually paying price is YYY.
      I bought based on info from forum like this. Seem like jiayu has quite a group of followers, but are they really so good to worth all this uncertain waiting? I was tempted to get the Cosmo based again on this forum but so little writing on this brand, plus no experience in using chinese smartphone yet, esp. in europe (except Wolfgang, which gets me started), I went for jiayu. Normally, I would not tolerate such treatment, 2 mos no supply from official webshop yet plenty supply from showroom.
      Somehow, there seem to be a lot more write up on jiayu on this forum. Do not take me wrong, this is a great site, i love it, but somehow, impression wise, more info on jiayu than other brands.

    • Daniel F
      April 18, 2013

      What price where you guys able to negotiate? Any chance one could join that group? If so, i guess you’re only allowed to order one and the same type of model (e.g. only 2gb/3ooomAh)?

  7. newbie
    April 16, 2013

    Was hoping to get the G4, but even May seems possibly wishful thinking.
    5.8 ”
    3G
    GPS
    US and GSM useable
    dual sim card
    1280x720p
    Sharp IPS 400ANSI
    MT 6589 1.8GHz
    1GB(rom) 4GB (can upgrade to 8GB)
    SD card 32GB (can upgrade to 64)
    Camera 1.3 (back) and 0.5 (front)
    battery 3300
    come with a pen like Samsung Note.
    The great news, is it is available. Pricing 1600yuan
    Your comments?

    Supplier is willing to work on a smaller screen version around 4.2. what is the ideal spec?

    • Aditya
      April 16, 2013

      @newbie: MTK MT6589 @ 1.8 GHz? Lol man, it can go up to 1.2 GHz only! 😀

    • Mrs Yvonne Woolley
      April 17, 2013

      I am in the UK and love my Chinese phone , I only came across it by accident and I love it,BUT!! where can I keep an eye on the market for them? as mine runs rings around others I have found for the price?? !!!!

      • newbie
        April 17, 2013

        @Mrs Yvonne Woolley
        google and forum. Much investigative work.

  8. April 16, 2013

    I hope they use better quality material this time and overall make more cases to choose from, because all the cases for G3 were totally garbage – both in materials and design.

  9. Nova5lag
    April 16, 2013

    I am sad at the wait for my G4 I preordered with Merimobiles as soon as they listed it… and I just want my phone. Compounded by the fact that my handset is on its last legs. Im not sure it will make it to May then June then July…

  10. Anu
    April 16, 2013

    what about Bluetooth 2.0 ….
    if it were v4.0 I would definitely waited for it even two months !!!

  11. Shal
    April 16, 2013

    Waiting for d day u post the offical launch date

  12. XrainX
    April 16, 2013

    I hope they will release a transparent one.

  13. Lola
    April 16, 2013

    i don’t get the enchantment people are in for Jiayu G4 seriously it’s like they can’t be trusted as a company it’s a shame the time they are taking to deliver a phone, every other company has at least a launching date Jiayu can’t even deliver the youth version?? ridiculous c’mon 1GB RAM and they’re suppose to launch a quad core version of the G3? really – is the display really gorilla glass humm i have my suspicions since the quality of the G3 is questionable
    and now this snotty green case are you kidding me -_-
    i wanted this phone so much because i love the design but the company’s attitude isn’t helping nor the resellers that keep pricing G4 as a high-end device :@

    • Leo
      April 17, 2013

      Exterminate JiaYu hate NOW! And yes, it is Gorilla Glass. I can cut watermelon on it.

      • Lola
        April 17, 2013

        it’s not hate it’s disappointment
        just because they had a “great” phone G3 doesn’t mean that they are a big company
        so in order for them to grow they need to be consistent yet reliable
        as for gorilla glass it’s not an innovation 😛

    • Israel
      April 17, 2013

      Agree with u man

  14. XpLoZa
    April 17, 2013

    News from a mate who’s in Shenzhen: the Jiayu G4 and Umi X2 should be available in store on the 27th of April. But take the following in account: the 1st of May is International Workers’ Day and the production plants will close one day prior to it and one day after. I personally think the 6th of April would be a more realistic date… well let’s say the 7th since the 6th is a Monday…