JiaYu S2 headed to GizChina soon!

jiayu s2

The slender JiaYu S2 smartphone from JiaYu is currently winging its way to the GizChina offices, here are a few new additional details.

The JiaYu S2 is certainly no secret in Chinese smartphone circles. The devices has been seen in numerous photos, and has even received its network license, however is scheduled for launch until after April!

jiayu s2

The good news is that demo and review units of the JiaYu S2 have been sent out today and we will be receiving this 6mm thick octacore phone in the next few days. JiaYu have also given us more info about the specification of the new phone, details below.

JiaYu S2 Specifications

The first generation JiaYu S2 will come with a 1.7Ghz Octacore processor running at 1.7Ghz with a choice of either 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM. There will also be choices of either 16-32GB of internal memory, plus space for a 64GB SD card should the built-in storage not suffice.

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A 5-inch OGS 1920 x 1080 display has a tough Corning Gorilla Glass coating, and is promised to have slender bezels each side helping to keep the width down to just 67.5mm. Sony supplies the 8 mega-pixel front camera, while the back illuminated 13 megapixel rear is a CMOS unit from Panasonic.

jiayu s2 specs

The measures in a 139 x 67.5 x 6mm yet there is still enough room for dual micro SIM cards (GSM: 900/1800mhz WCDMA: 850/900/2100mhz), plist GPS, WIFI, Bluetooh, and OTG. Our only concern is the 2000mAh battery, but hopefully wireless charging is supported for easy topping up.

As soon as the phone arrives I’ll get it i front of the camera.

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  1. Mike
    March 11, 2014

    Hi Andy.
    When can we expect the review of Jiayu G2F? I would especially know how god is the pentile display of G2F compared to other display in this +- price range (for example Iocean X7 HD etc).

    • March 11, 2014

      Today JiaYu told me they would send me an OGS sample to compare against the current 720p. Hopefully it won’t take long to arrive.

      • Mike
        March 11, 2014

        So great news. I am looking forward for the review:)

      • Xesco1983
        March 11, 2014

        jiayu had a good Idea, we appreciate, tell them ( we have 3 g4 and one g3t all from spanish valencian jiayu shop)

      • mersault
        March 19, 2014

        Any news of that comparison? Or news of g2f release – supposed to be out in the middle of March…

  2. Niklas
    March 11, 2014

    Hi Andy,
    I really appreciate your site and your work!
    I have decided to buy this Jiayu S2 and looking forward to your review. Please try to get more info when it’s available for purchase and especially a black version!

  3. pueblo
    March 11, 2014

    Hi Andy, what about LTE? Do they plan to implement LTE capable Mediatek chips in this phone later, in next generations? Our city is almost fully covered with LTE now so it is quite relevant topic to me. thanks P.

    • March 11, 2014

      If I was in charge of the S2 development it wouldn’t launch without LTE. Let’s see what JiaYu plan to do.

  4. Zeca
    March 11, 2014

    Will it have only a 2000mAh battery? You´ll need to take the charger in your pocket. Trash!

  5. Michał Cieślicki
    March 11, 2014

    Dear Andi,
    please, while making the review, double check if and how the gps is working. I am currently using G3 and GPS is a nightmare (sometimes useless for more than 300km), for me and for a lot of other users this is extremely important information. There are rumours that MTK did not make any progress with GPS efficiency in MT6592… Thanks in advance!

    • patouki
      March 11, 2014

      I have the second batch or joyau g3 dual core. GPS issue is solved with last miui ROM.

      • Michał Cieślicki
        March 12, 2014

        Than please share with its location, I still need to live with my G3 as S2 is not yet available…
        I doubt it is solved, as it sometimes works excellent and sometimes it has no idea where it is, but still claims that precision error is less than 10 meters…

    • cpur@ge
      March 12, 2014

      GPS is nightmare on almost all MTK 6589/6589T devices but I think it is better made on MT6572W (currently using it) / MT6582/ MT6592 so no wories for now.

      • Michał Cieślicki
        March 12, 2014

        I have read opinions written by direct users of Zopo ZP998 (the, so called, first 8 core chinese smartphone), that GPS is sometimes completely unusable, i.e. after waiting for several minutes for a fix they just gave up, because there was no progress in getting a fix at all…

  6. CocaColaManager
    March 11, 2014

    Sounds like a good phone! The battery however…. Andi what’s up with wireless charging? Did they promise something special in that department? Or the same old solution?

  7. Achilles
    March 11, 2014

    possibly the first Jiayu phone that I like.
    Can’t wait for this one.

  8. CocaColaManager
    March 11, 2014

    isn’t the phone is out? Aliexpress is full of offers! Or am I missing something?

  9. Ronnie Katsie
    March 11, 2014

    I must buy this phone as my Jiayu G4 Basic Version wasn’t a disappointment as custom rom is always available the only down fall was the lack 900 3G frequency which made 3G network to be sucking let me hope that this one poses 900 3G frequency as stated by Andi as its vital in Africa

  10. cpur@ge
    March 12, 2014

    Hi Andi, can you test the UMTS 900 Mhz frequency ? … I doubt about that !

    But I can, thank god I have colleagues which are working at Singapore and at Macau…

    THE only thing I want from you Andi is to tell me, is this phone is already available for buying out now at Singapore and Macau streets and if YES, I’ll order it through my colleagues in one week and they will deliver it to me to Bulgaria (Europe) and I’ll be able to test it in my office where I’m 100% sure that UMTS 900 Mhz is available/mandatory, because currently when I use my JIAYU G4T Basic most of the time I have EDGE only and only on some places I have HSPA+, but with the Haier W718+ IP67 MT6572W (Official WCDMA 900/2100 Mhz support) I have HSPA+ all over the place ! Please let me know if there is any possibility to buy this phone from Singapore or Macau streets and once I got it, I’ll write the greates review you’ve ever seen, cause I know what exactly to review for full cutomer satisfaction, cause I definitelly know the MediaTek chipsets and phones !

    Excuse me for my rude behaviour over the past years, but I’m definitelly MediaTek phone addict and MediaTek phones are my drug 😀

  11. prem
    March 13, 2014

    hi andi is ”

    JIAYU S2″ is really out in the market. I am seeing in the aliexpress the same phone. could you please confirm the same

    • March 13, 2014

      No it isn’t

      • prem
        March 13, 2014

        Thanks Andi