First look – JiaYu S2 photos and specifications

JiaYu usually start each year with a new flagship smartphone, 2014 will be no different and will be the year the ultra-slim, stainless steel JiaYu 2S launches. Photos and specifications here.

This is not the first time we have seen a JiaYu S2, we had a quick look at a prototype mid-way through last year, but this is the first time we have seen a functioning S2 model. The S2 will be the second ’S’ series phone from JiaYu, but where as the JiaYu S1 has a Snapdragon 600 processor, the JiaYu S2 is getting one of Mediatek’s 8-core solutions, currently it is the MT6592 processor, but this could change.

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Like the S1 the S2 has a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display and 13 mega-pixel camera, it also has an 8 mega-pixel front, 2000mAh battery and measures just 6mm thick with an ultra-narrow 1.7mm bezel. Dimensions of the S2 are 139 x 67 x 6mm.

jiayu s2

We also expect to see a micro SD card slot, dual-sim support (although the prototype we saw did have this), NFC, Wireless charging, and hopefully a MT6595 chipset which would give the new JiaYu 4G LTE connectivity.

JiaYu S2 Gallery

What do you think of JiaYu’s recent phones? Are you excited to see the JiaYu S2 when it launches?

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  1. Arnold de ruiter
    January 3, 2014

    Nice! If they put in a good battery and the new 8-core MTK chip (2Ghz, 4G) then this will probably be the phone I will get. (if the price is right ofcourse.)

    • Simon
      January 4, 2014

      Yes hopefully put in a bigger battery. Still waiting to see how the Umi X3 turns out.

  2. Stef
    January 3, 2014

    If it’s trully 1.7 mm bezel (!) then the width of the phone would be 66mm, either that or in reality it’s a 5.1 incher. Both -if true- are impressive. Now if only it was not as tall I would had bought it in a heartbeat.

    I mean Xperia ZL is also a 5 incher but only 131mm. Now imagine a 5 inch phone at 131x66x7mm (it doesn’t need to be as low as 6mm). That’s almost as small as the 4.3 incher galaxy s2, housing 1/3rd more screen estate. But for the time being it’s only a dream, maybe in a generation or two.

    Still I dig how compact jiayu phones are considering the competition. They seem to care how a phone not only feels but also handles in the long run. Everybody else is trying to make a phone that looks like a phablet…

    • njren
      January 4, 2014

      1.7mm is the “bezel” of the screen assembly. You need to add that nice thick metal frame to get the true width. Still, why let reality get in the way of an attractively massaged specification sheet?

      • antidumb
        January 4, 2014

        are you saying the metal frame not count as bezel? but but do you ever had experience in smartphone before that not all bezel count as bezel?

        tcl hero has 1,95mm of bezel and it’s really impressive and not only screen assembly but everything on the side count and it is really 1,95mm

  3. Allanitomwesh
    January 4, 2014

    This new thinness obsession by JiaYu is messing with the battery capacity.Though I love the metallic design,am still waiting for the G4 Octa and WCDMA G2F. Those phones have exceptional battery life for their prices.

    • $3003525
      January 4, 2014

      exactly…they are loosing battery life advantage.

    • maksee
      January 4, 2014

      They should stop using iPhone as their benchmark & direction (thinness & etc). Battery life (big big battery) should be the No.1 priority, next to quality screen, camera & processor. Thin profile is useless!!

  4. SYHMS
    January 4, 2014

    I think Jiayu should give this metal body phones a new series name. Both G5 and S2 should actually named Jiayu Full Metal Series. Like Full Metal FM1, FM2 etc.

    • January 4, 2014

      Agreed! And the S series should remain Snapdragon phones

      • Thomas Verelst
        January 4, 2014

        Maybe the S serie now stands for Single sim?

        I hope it’s dual sim but I wouldn’t be suprised they made it single sim to make it 0.001 mm thinner.

  5. Yasin
    January 4, 2014

    2000mah battery is only gonna last a few hours.. Goodluck with it.

    • Stef
      January 5, 2014

      That probably will not be an issue. Jiayu always gives a 3000 Mah option, I would had been surprised if this time around they won’t. I like the choice of slim profile for certain occasions and when I’d need it to be juiced up I simply pop the 3000 battery, that’s what I do with my g5 anyway.

  6. Manos
    January 4, 2014

    I think only Jiayu try to make the right size phones! If it gets 3000bat and LTE or the new 3Gb ram will be really nice.

  7. Giz Freak
    January 5, 2014

    I thought that Jiayu was a company that understood that there are plenty of consumers that are looking for a longlasting battery when I bought my G3, but now that I see the S-serie equipped with a mere 2000 mAh one, I have my doubt.