JiaYu lets the 8-core JiaYu S2 out of the bag!

On a recent trip to Shenzhen we managed to get an early look at a non-functioning prototype of the JiaYu S2 (and even a sneak photo). However, someone has beaten us at getting their hands on a working model!

The photo here shows the front of the JiaYu S2, a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 FHD phone powered by an 8-core MT6592 processor. JiaYu have filled in a few of the specification blanks and say the phone will feature up to 2GB RAM, 32GB memory, 8 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear and support for MHL and OTG.

jiayu s2 hands on

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What this photo doesn’t show, and what we experienced first hand is the Vivo inspired ultra-thin body measuring in at around 6mm. Narrow 1.7mm bezels also help keep the phone to a manageable 67.5mm wide.

Other details we noticed with our hands on time with the phone was the one piece body (so a non replaceable battery) and room for just a single SIM and micro SD card which are both accsessed by their own separate trays. I even asked if it was possible to make one tray longer to accept dual-sim support but they rejected the idea.

The 8-core JiaYu S2 is an exciting phone, but it strikes us as strange (again) that they would leak this phone before the S1 has launched, and that for an ’S’series phone it uses a Mediatek chip where as the S1 has a Qualcomm unit!

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  1. yolo
    November 6, 2013

    that is some weird looking hand holding the black prototype…

    • Oscar
      November 7, 2013

      Must have small hands too because it looks like its a 5.7in + phone too.

  2. yannahzinha
    November 6, 2013

    WOW…It will be a great release for 2023! Can’t wait to see the first promises letting me anxious and frustrated! :DDDD

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    • Greg
      November 7, 2013

      2023? That’s not fair, I’m sure it will be released no later than 2022 😉

      MHL? Really? Don’t tease. Come on, now, really? Apart from concerns about a battery life of four hours or so, the addition of MHL would be very very welcome indeed, as would FULL implementation of USB OTG (see Chainfire’s USB Diagnostic app to see just how many devices claim they support USB OTG but in fact only partially support the protocol, or not at all)

  3. thorun
    November 6, 2013

    i didn’t like this black part below the screen. This part displays something?

    My fear is that with this ultra-thin body the built-in battery will be not so good.
    And a bad built-in battery is a deal breaker to me. I don’t mind it have single SIM. I like the SD expansion and i would be happy with NFC and LTE in this phone.

    • November 6, 2013

      I guess they haven’t got around to optimising the ROM

      • thorun
        November 6, 2013

        lol, with some effort i can see a round light in that black part. Maybe they are running some Meizu MX2 ROM or other that have this type of backlight button 🙂

        i don’t know if it’s possible, just a guess 🙂

    • November 7, 2013

      That’s the navigation bar, it usually stays until the firmware gets into the final stages 😀

  4. boardaaa
    November 6, 2013

    I can not believe it ! ! ! Is it true?

  5. anony
    November 7, 2013

    I’d rather have it at 8mm or 10mm if it mean having larger replaceable battery.


  6. Allanitomwesh
    November 7, 2013

    Aaand JiaYu joined the thin brigade. Pass. Although it is strange that an S series phone lacks a qualcomm processor…