JiaYu S3 will come in 3 colour choices

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While we were celebrating the recent festive holidays, JiaYu launch the first pre-sales of the flagship JiaYu S3 and confirmed 3 colour options for their phone.

Jiayu fans in China have already been able to pre-order the JiaYu S3 for a few days now, meaning that a final international launch date and price should be announced in the not to distant future.

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We’re not 100% sure on the pricing of the S3, but we can be sure that JiaYu will first fulfil Chinese orders before launching internationally so we still could be in for some wait for the 5.5-inch 64bit phone.

However we can confirm that 3 colour options will be available to choose from for the JiaYu S3, and that the rear covers themselves will be sold as aftermarket replacements. Colour choices include white, black and a Meizu MX4 grey finish. Covers will cost 35 Yuan each in China.

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  1. December 29, 2014

    The one in grey looks very cool to me 🙂

    • Manu
      December 29, 2014

      agreed it looks a bit noble then the other “regular” colors

      • December 29, 2014

        Also has a bit of a Meizu touch 😀

    • cesc
      December 29, 2014

      after seen chinese version meizu m1 at 275$ for 16gb version from pandawill and maybe 299 euros from official meizu’s site, I’m definitelygoing to wait for this one…. I hope we will not have to wait another 4 months as happened with g4….

      • Guy Dviri
        December 29, 2014

        Meizu M1 don’t have stereo speakers.

        • Manos
          December 29, 2014

          Also sd card, Sony camera, dual flash (if working right) …

  2. tarik
    December 29, 2014

    I cant wait for the first review to see how good the battery and camera is. This is my first choice phone to buy for the next year.

      December 30, 2014

      True that!..desparately waiting for this one to release!

  3. Rajat
    December 29, 2014

    The back looks like Asus’ Zenfone series, something I like! Although, I like Elephone P7000’s front look a lot.

  4. Thor Jane
    December 29, 2014

    Is it this just me or on every photo of phone I saw back light brightness is awful? D

    • Ze
      January 7, 2015

      It’s just you. It’s a good screen produced by LG 😉

  5. Jason45
    December 29, 2014

    I am more interested when the 3gb version will be released officially, hopefully not a couple of months later

    • Simon
      December 29, 2014

      You could probably bet on that !

      • Rajdeep
        January 4, 2015

        in near future, may be 😉 3GB will be required for sure 😛 like eclipse

    • WeskerRazer
      January 3, 2015

      why do you need 3gb on android phone, what applications will use it?

  6. iKosh
    December 29, 2014

    Simple design but classy. I like the white one if the front is black.

    • desponent
      December 29, 2014

      Agree here and I usually don’t like white phone. My only worry if it turn yellow fast, but at least it’s replaceable.

  7. Codename_Snake
    December 29, 2014

    When are they going to take my money?…..

  8. babou
    December 30, 2014

    If that surprises me is the price
    they have probably sacrificing quality for that price

  9. Angry
    December 30, 2014

    A clear rip off of OPPO find 7 design.

    December 30, 2014

    Hopefully by mid of Jan’15,this phone shall be available for international buyers!

    • RobertNL
      January 5, 2015

      No, end of Januari for most of us.

      As you can read on the official online store:
      ”times for the full amount of pre-form, the longest delivery time agreed for 30 days, from the end of the payment period December 28 counted 30 days later than January 28 to complete the delivery”

      First units would arrive early but most will arrive at the end of the 30 day time frame. That is what i did understand from the forums and various sellers.

      • Larry
        January 9, 2015

        What is their online store website? There are many impostors 😀
        Thanks in advance!

  11. enyceckk
    December 30, 2014

    Does this phone work with T-mobile USA LTE?

    • Don Rogers
      December 31, 2014

      It should only depend upon what LTE bands T-Mobile in the USA uses. The Jiayu S3 will work on FDD-LTE Band 3,7 & 20. Google search “T-Mobile USA FDD LTE bands”

  12. Don Rogers
    December 31, 2014

    I have a friend that is going to China (Beijing) in February I have asked him to buy me a Jiayu S3 phone whilst he is there. Does anyone know of a techy reseller that has a physical shop in the Beijing area that might sell Jiayu mobile phones at a good rate.

  13. Thor Jane
    January 2, 2015

    It says 250 $ presale on to2c.com . That looks great for now.

    • RobertNL
      January 5, 2015

      You can find them on Aliexpress for about $180. sellers with (very) good feedback included.

      As the sale on the Jiayu site was open for about 3 days for the 50K untis. So i should not see why not to believe these sellers.

  14. Ivan
    January 5, 2015

    I really like the grey version. Even though 5″ screen is my limit, I might consider getting the Jiauy. One thing is a major “NO” for me though – I don’t think kernel source will be available and that’s important for me 🙁

  15. Larry
    January 7, 2015

    Any idea when the Jiayu S3 Advanced (3GB ram) be released?