JiaYu S1 photos and accessories unveiled, will feature backlit buttons

JiaYu have been steadily releasing more news of their JiaYu S1, and today we have some nice high-definition photos plus first look at some accessories.

The model in the photos is the black JiaYu S1 which like the G4 has a stealthy all black design, bar the steel band which runs around the phone, which is actually part of the stainless steel chassis holding the phone together!

jiayu s1

jiayu s1 rear

We have already asked if the S1 will feature back-lit capitative buttons or not as we know this was a feature some JiaYu G4 owners would have liked, and we will post details when we get an answer. JiaYu have confirmed that the S1 will have backlit buttons.

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jiayu s1 vs jiayu g4

Comparing the S1 to the G4 and we can see there is very little difference in size although the S1 has a larger 5-inch 1080 panel and the G4 a 4.7-inch screen.

jiayu s1 case

Anyone buying the JiaYu S1 is going to want to keep the phone in tip-top condition so the S1 will also have a range of silicon cases available in a a number of colours including black, blue, green, pink and yellow.

The cases hug the shape of the phone very well, we just hope that this new case will be slightly thinner than the model sold for the JiaYu G4.

We hope that JiaYu plan to launch the JiaYu S1 pretty soon, and that they are going to send us one for review.

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  1. August 22, 2013

    Nice!! can’t wait to read a review!

    • August 22, 2013

      JiaYu have confirmed that they will send us a review phone 🙂

      • August 22, 2013

        That’s really good news!

      • Airyl
        August 22, 2013

        I jelly you Andi, you get to touch all the good stuff.

  2. August 22, 2013

    Send it to me and I will do a review……and compare it to the G4 ….

    • August 22, 2013


  3. ivo001
    August 22, 2013

    I prefer the camera/flash placement of the G4 over the S1 placement.

    Overall the phone still looks amazing.

  4. Domkeane
    August 22, 2013

    Looks pretty good.

  5. Simon
    August 22, 2013

    If there are two versions, start manufacturing now – we are waiting 🙂

  6. Harald
    August 22, 2013

    Where Jiayu

  7. August 22, 2013

    Might not be a very good idea to release this phone soon, at least from JiaYu’s point of view since the G4 still has some way to go!

  8. Simon
    August 22, 2013

    Well in that case we will be waiting for quite some years then.

  9. anony
    August 22, 2013

    I really want(ed) to have this phone, oh well. 🙁

  10. horste
    August 23, 2013

    I would prefer the G4 advanced with dual sim. But even this is not available anywhere.

  11. Demetrio
    August 23, 2013

    Andi, somebody told me in pvt S1 will support dual sim, normal + micro SIM. Official specifications are not clear about it (google translate is not so reliable).
    Can you ask to Jiayu about dual sim support?

    • anony
      August 24, 2013

      You ever see ANY snapdragon 600 with dual sim support? heck do you think S600 even has dual sim support?

      No? well that’s your answer.

      • Demetrio
        August 25, 2013

        I didn’t see any S600 + dual sim smartphone … YET!
        I don’t know if S600 can manage dual sim architecture… I didn’t found anything about supported networks (frequancy, protocols, etc.)

  12. Aristo
    August 26, 2013

    Does anyone know how much the S1 approximately is going to cost and when it will be released & available?

    Kind regards

    • August 26, 2013

      Nothing has been confirmed by anywhere between 1700 Yuan and 2000 Yuan (so $320 at the most), but these are the Chinese prices.

      • Aristo
        August 27, 2013

        Okay thank you!

  13. jasneskis
    August 27, 2013

    I really wish they would make a phablet with a built in stylus. I like their product and would love to see them venture into a larger size. 5″ isn’t much bigger than their current models. I would like to see them make a 7″ or even a 6 and 1/2 ” model. Again make it with a built in stylus.

    • Jan M
      September 4, 2013

      A proper digitizer to make a stylus by any means worth while – will probably bump Jiayu well out of their comfort zone price-wise. There’s a reason the Galaxy Note 10.1 is stilo expensive, and still selling well after all this time. That kind of digitizer is _expensive_