$50 JiaYu F1 reportedly in the works!

After showing many manufacturers how its done, JiaYu are allegedly set to unveil the all new, uber low-cost JiaYu F1 in the coming weeks!

According to reports, the Chinese manufacturer will be giving a go-ahead to their first smartphone from the F series, the JiaYu F1. Purported specifications of this upcoming device include a dual core processor (MT6572) clocked 1.3GHz, 512MB of RAM (you can already imagine how much it’s going to cost!), 4GB ROM, and a 1.3 mega-pixel/5 mega-pixel camera duo, all underneath a 4-inch screen with a 960 x 540p (qHD) resolution.

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$50 JiaYu F1 reportedly in the works!

No word on pricing yet, but rumours are rife that the phone will cost as low as ¥299 ($50) in China. This is quite digestible after the company launched the JiaYu G2F for the equivalent of about $80 in the country.

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  1. $2548414
    December 29, 2013

    Just what we need in India..at price point of even $ 60..it would be a steal compared to 3.5inch Android Phones with 256 mb Ram being fed to Indians as entry level Android phones by so called Indian “manufacturers–err brown box packers..only two things on wish list for this considering Indian conditions..a $ 1 LED light and a 1800 mAh battery ( perhaps another additional $1.5..taking into consideration the poor Indian 2G/3G battery eating networks.

  2. Allanitomwesh
    December 29, 2013

    My goodness JiaYu,this would be THE budget phone. 1700mAh and it’ll destroy any Asha device.

  3. toioioio
    December 29, 2013

    The g2f was launched after all?
    Is there any international release date available?

    • December 29, 2013

      No international launch as the first model is China Mobile compatible only, but JiaYu do say a WCDMA version is on the works

      • toioioio
        December 30, 2013

        thanks mate!
        The G2F will surely blow away competition!

  4. Stef
    December 29, 2013

    1gb is the minimum for android devices. Android is way too power hungry for 512mb. $50 may seem cheap, but it may well be a 50 dollar worth paperweight, I still think that g2f is the cheapest *android* phone. Everything less is a feature phone that happens to run android…

    • jk
      December 29, 2013

      i agree… all androids in 2014 should have 1gb minimum of ram

    • Jo
      December 29, 2013

      Seems like this is not phone for you. For millions of people $50 phone means having android phone with tons of apps and possibilities, instead of dumb GSM only phone. As I child, I had ZX Spectrum 48K, and those 48 kilobytes was plenty to teach me programming, and entertain me. If someone tald me that one day there will be full blown Linux computer with dual core CPU and 512 MB RAM for $50, I would think either he/she is crazy, or we are heading to marxist communist paradise, where anything is available for (almost) free.

  5. rtved
    December 29, 2013

    G2f has display(Screen) problems making it almost unusable. chinese Jiayu board is full of posts regarding this problem.It seems chinese cheap displays have still a long way to go.

    • roberto
      December 31, 2013

      what kind of display problems?
      … ghost touches and shaking screens like with g2s??

      • rtved
        December 31, 2013

        The first batch of customers are saying the screen is yellowish and grainy with flickering problems

  6. WeskerRazer
    December 30, 2013

    4 INCHES!!! Its a win!

  7. sam
    December 30, 2013

    If only Jiayu would launch this with stock android 4.4 🙁