6000 JiaYu G4 Youth to be sold in China Today!

JiaYu are acting out of character and actually seem to be moving pretty fast. Just hours after posting they had received a network licesnse for the G4 a pre-order page for the JiaYu G4 Youth has gone live!

Just 6000 JiaYu G4 Youth i.e the 1GB model with 3000mAh battery, will be available in China only from 12:30 today. This version is the same that we currently have on review and does not feature OTG support (check this if you find any International reseller with stock in the next day or so).

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Other than the lack of OTG these versions of the G4 will come with the same 1.2Ghz quad-core MT6589 CPU, 1GB RAM, 13 mega-pixel camera and Lewa ROM Android 4.2 as the full production models.

As previously reported the black version of the G4 will cost 999 Yuan while the white has a slight premium at 1029 Yuan, International prices have yet to be set, however we have spoken to some stores who are advertising this model at $250!

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  1. lukis
    May 21, 2013

    No backlight of buttons
    No OTG
    No Advanced Edition

    “JiaYu – We’re Thinking of You” 🙂

    • XrainX
      May 21, 2013

      Buttons backlight = no problem for me.

      • Victor
        May 22, 2013

        its a good idea to turn off backlight button especially on white version. I never saw white version china android without light leak on them. Very cheapo , very irritating…

        • Remco
          May 22, 2013

          And most of the phones that have, have that much cheap lights the one is brighter than the other, wich looks awfull.

        • Lola
          May 22, 2013

          actually it would be better if people could change settings for the backlight navigation buttons on or off according to one’s desire
          but i don’t think it looks cheap nor irritating because it can be handy so..

      • lukis
        May 22, 2013

        XrainX, Victor, Remco

        “No backlight of buttons” – this can be a problem when you decide to sell the G4. You will need to prove to the buyer that the lights did not work initially… 🙂

        • XrainX
          May 22, 2013

          For the money I can sell a G4 after one year of usage, that light will be not important for about $60 resell price.
          The bigest enemy of actual smartphones is their size (bigger screen break faster than smaller screens) and being heavy, the impact will be deadly for the phone.

          So when you will buy a smartphone just pray to keep it at least 1 year and not break it.
          What is your chance in 365 days the smartphone to not fall ever from your hands? Your or your kid/friend/sister, or to not sit on it.

  2. May 21, 2013

    Great news Andi, after all this while

  3. anony
    May 22, 2013

    limited supply, high demand, jacked up prices.

  4. robert
    May 22, 2013

    hey Andy, this is available online or in chinese jiayu shops, and when is another delivery expected, i am going to china next week so maybe i will be lucky enough to catch one. Thanks

    • May 22, 2013

      I know some online stores do have them and after today there will likely be more. I also know that some JiaYu stores in the Shenzhen also have them, but prices are higher than the online price.

      • May 22, 2013

        Do you know if mentoo is a trustable site i ordered mine a few months ago but i am thinking i might get it faster via pandawil?

        Also i cant reply in the $300 smartphone topic on the forum :S when i post a message it doesnt appear.

        • May 22, 2013

          Odd I’ll take a look

  5. Camaman
    May 22, 2013

    Shutting off back light on buttons is stupid IMO. Especially for the reason to reduce power drain.
    Sounds like grasping at straws to me.

    Maybe they should engrave them with glow in the dark paint.

  6. Simon
    May 22, 2013

    So you can actually buy the Jiayu G4 now ( I mean not preorder…but BUY) ?

    • May 22, 2013

      In China yes, and if you are lucky to find one of the resellers who has stock yes, BUT it won’t have OTG support (not that it would bother me personally)

  7. wolf
    May 22, 2013

    Hi Andi,
    When can we find the USB-OTG version? Next batch? Next month? Only in Advanced version with 2GB? Never?

  8. aliaird
    May 22, 2013

    I’m going to Hong Kong at the end of the month, are there any shops there that I might be able to pick up a Jiayu or Umi etc?

    • May 22, 2013

      You will have more chance in Shenzhen

  9. abdulhadi
    May 22, 2013

    i want to know when they going to relase JiaYu G6

    • May 22, 2013

      The JiaYu G5 will before that 🙂

    • Lola
      May 22, 2013

      heheh you cannot be serious about it

  10. May 23, 2013

    Hello Andi, do you know the release date of the 2gb version of the jiayu g4 ?
    Also do you know a trusted site with fast delivery to order them? Btw i live in Holland Europe.

    Steve Lee Jobs.

    • May 23, 2013

      I have heard nothing about the 2GB version (or the 1850mAh) model for a long time, not sure what is happening.

      • XrainX
        May 23, 2013

        Based on user feedback I think they will never produce the 1850mAh version. No reason. Brainless.
        For example, nobody wrote here that he want the poor battery G4 version.

        Judging from this side I think they made an design mistake by creating the G4 based on an 1850mAh battery. If they designed it for a larger battery, today the G4 could be thinner than now.