Is this finally the real JiaYu S4?


jiayu s4 specifications

The sub 5-inch JiaYu S4 flagship rears its head once again with claimed specification details along with purported image.

JiaYu current offer the JiaYu S3 as their flagship device, but at 5.5-inch there are some phone users who are holding off a purchase until something smaller is made available, something like the JiaYu S4.

The JiaYu S4 has been seen in numerous rumours for months now, yet we are still no closer to knowing when JiaYu will finally released the phone. So far all rumours point at a phone with a 4.7-inch display, and todays new details reveal a little more of the specification.

Apparently the display will be a 5-inch 720p panel powered by the same 64bit Mediatek MT6752 chipset found inside the JiaYu S3. 2-3GB RAM will come as standard as will Android 5.0 Lollipop while cameras are an 8 mega-pixel front and 13 mega-pixel Sony IMX214 rear, as long as Sony’s shortages are fixed.

The specs, posted on the JiaYu Forums, even tell us the weight of the phone, 140g and the dimensions 130 x 64 x 8.3mm which is just enough room for a 64GB SD card and 2500mAh battery.

In addition to the specs a real image of the JiaYu S4 has been posted showing a stainless steel inner structure, removable battery and dual SIM card slots.

So is this finally the genuine JiaYu S4? And if so when will we finally see the release of this smal screen flagship?

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84 Comments

  1. MaxPower
    May 4, 2015

    I heard lot of people here asking for a phone like this one. It’s going to be a best seller.

    • Sirrr
      May 4, 2015

      You are right. I am one of them. But it’s gonna be a best seller for the first company who will produce such a phone, not for Jiayu! First rumors about this dates from november 2014. So all we have are renders and rumours.

    • carlos
      May 5, 2015

      Kenny said• a month ago
      SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!
      I say… I agree with Kenny and want one too..I do not like the iPhone although I own two of them but I am looking as I said on another post at Sony Xperia Z3 compact, now I am even considering LG G4C if it will have some nice specifications. I do not like Redmi 2 too much although I really enjoy using MIUI.One killer feature for me from MIUI is that I can record phone calls of both parties on the line without putting the phone on speaker or installing additional apps. I do not know any other rom that can do that.

      • Manish
        May 5, 2015

        CM11 has the feature but it missing from CM12.

        • carlos
          May 5, 2015

          The last CM I had was on LG 4X CM10 I think, and it was not there. If someone knows another firmware that can do that or a manufacturer…please let me know.

          • MaxPower
            May 5, 2015

            Miui has been ported almost on any phone. If you don’t like Xiaomi phones then you can just simply put Miui in whatever phone you’ll buy.

            • balcobomber25
              May 5, 2015

              Yup I use MIUI on everything from a Nexus 7 tablet to my current work phones, Iocean X8.

          • Vlada
            May 5, 2015

            Why is installing an application a problem? Then almost any phone can do it.

  2. Matouš
    May 4, 2015

    Looks a lot like Jiayu G5. The inside is identical. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

    If the phone gets really this camera and will have functioning GPS (saying as the owner of the G5), then I think it will be a success. If the price tag is reasonable and no additional bugs appear.

    • Don Rogers
      May 4, 2015

      If the picture looks exactly like a G5 then it probably is a picture of a G5 like so many other rumors about this phone. It’s all smoke mirrors and no substance if this phone is released with the specs announced it will be a big hit but I got fed up of waiting for it to arrive and ordered an elephone p7000 instead.

      • Vlada
        May 5, 2015

        I don’t trust Elephone. They have published false specifications so many times that I won’t risk it.

        But what I wanted to say is that the phone on the picture is definitely not G5S. I own the phone and the back cover is not completely removable. But of course that is not a proof that the phone is not a fake.

        • RRRobert
          May 6, 2015

          I own a P3000S from Elephone, and the performance is OK. It’s more that I cannot get used to this size after a few weeks of ownership and I have doubts about the building quality too. If this S4 would actually sell around the same price and with these given Alves, I would seriously consider buying one.

          • RRRobert
            May 6, 2015

            Alves=specs.
            Auto correct is a real b*tch sometimes

          • Vlada
            May 7, 2015

            I heard the the compass is not working at all in the P3000S. Can you confirm it?

            Also some of the phones are missing NFC and others have OmniVision instead of Sony camera. So you don’t know what you’re buying.

  3. MartinPrince
    May 4, 2015

    “… Tell me more!”

  4. Ivo001
    May 4, 2015

    5″ and only 130mm long? Woa

    • Stef
      May 4, 2015

      There is no way in hell this is true. It implies a 83% screen to body ratio. Sharp who by the way have some of the smallest phones on the (japanese) market can’t muster more than 80% and we talk here about a giant who source their *own* displays in such a way so that they can be fitted in such minimal bodies.

      A relatively unknown Jiayu can’t do that even if they wanted. If they really do that let me say that they have maybe the most talented engineers on the market (i doubt it no hard feelings).

      No, what we should expect is a 5 incher (sadly) with smallish bezels and total dimensions (roughly) of 140×68. Xiaomi Mi4 like, which is certainly not compact phone. Not a giant of course either.

      i say that because jiayu inevitably has to follow the stream. This year no sub 5 inch phone has been announched apart from the lowest of low end ones. Compact phones have gone the way of the dodo and sadly they seem that they will stay that way. G4 and G5 are 2013 designs so not even jiayu has recent compact designs for mid-high end phones. Don’t expect this to be it, sadly.

      I was waiting for it for months as well, but all i saw was fake slides and i grew weary, i suspected that s4 won’t be a compact and finally something that seems like a true inside information (5 inch screen) killed the last of my hopes. Xiaomi Mi4 retains the crown of the best smallish phone for one more year it seems :/ …

      • Sirrr
        May 4, 2015

        This mirage phone supposed to be 4.7″, not 5″. Even so, i agree with you. Small chances for us to see a good compact and affordable phone in the future. The markets that counts want big bad phablets. I would say that Mi4i is our best chance; but in europe you will have to be prepared to spend $250 after the reseller will get their hands on it.

        • Stef
          May 4, 2015

          Yeah i know, i was refering to this article (5 is mentioned , not 4.7)

          • Vlada
            May 5, 2015

            The article mentions it incorrectly once. But the 4,7″ are in the specsheet and mentioned again in the article. Also there is once written it is sub 5″ device.

            There are multiple 5″ devices. This one is unique because it is only 4,7″ which is the best display size for me.

  5. Xalis
    May 4, 2015

    They lost me with the 4.7″ and lack luster 2G and 3G bands.

    • bojan radovanovic
      May 5, 2015

      so, go on….there is a lot of 5,5 – 6′ phablets…this one is for people who use smartphones as phones, not tablets

      • balcobomber25
        May 6, 2015

        I have a 5.7 inch phone, I use it as a phone not a tablet…

    • ébrenjáró
      May 5, 2015

      They won me with 4,7″ and the dimensions.

  6. Victor
    May 4, 2015

    I am waiting for this phone since the beginning of the year and I doubt that we will see it available on sale before December 2015. I really wish that some resellers will sell the Xiaomi MI4I for international buyers at an affordable price.

    I am really tempted by the Black Xiaomi MI4 2GB RAM version, should I go for it considering the fact that MIUI is consuming a lot of RAM? I am not a fan of the white version.

    • putoke
      May 5, 2015

      Mi4(i) doesn’t have memory card slot = deal breaker

    • Ace Maguire
      May 5, 2015

      dont buy Mi4i, it has heating issue, just like 1 gen 615 and out of 2 gb u only get 1 gb ram to use

  7. MaxPower
    May 4, 2015

    I heard lot of people here asking for a phone like this one. It’s going to be a best seller.

    • Sirrr
      May 4, 2015

      You are right. I am one of them. But it’s gonna be a best seller for the first company who will produce such a phone, not for Jiayu! First rumors about this dates from november 2014. So all we have are renders and rumours.

    • carlos
      May 5, 2015

      Kenny said• a month ago
      SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!!!!!
      I say… I agree with Kenny and want one too..I do not like the iPhone although I own two of them but I am looking as I said on another post at Sony Xperia Z3 compact, now I am even considering LG G4C if it will have some nice specifications. I do not like Redmi 2 too much although I really enjoy using MIUI.One killer feature for me from MIUI is that I can record phone calls of both parties on the line without putting the phone on speaker or installing additional apps. I do not know any other rom that can do that.

    • Manish
      May 5, 2015

      CM11 has the feature but it missing from CM12.

    • carlos
      May 5, 2015

      The last CM I had was on LG 4X CM10 I think, and it was not there. If someone knows another firmware that can do that or a manufacturer…please let me know.

    • MaxPower
      May 5, 2015

      Miui has been ported almost on any phone. If you don’t like Xiaomi phones then you can just simply put Miui in whatever phone you’ll buy.

    • Vlada
      May 5, 2015

      Why is installing an application a problem? Then almost any phone can do it.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      Yup I use MIUI on everything from a Nexus 7 tablet to my current work phones, Iocean X8.

  8. Guest
    May 4, 2015

    Looks a lot like Jiayu G5. The inside is identical. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.

    If the phone gets really this camera and will have functioning GPS (saying as the owner of the G5), then I think it will be a success. If the price tag is reasonable and no additional bugs appear.

    • Don Rogers
      May 4, 2015

      If the picture looks exactly like a G5 then it probably is a picture of a G5 like so many other rumors about this phone. It’s all smoke mirrors and no substance if this phone is released with the specs announced it will be a big hit but I got fed up of waiting for it to arrive and ordered an elephone p7000 instead.

    • Vlada
      May 5, 2015

      I don’t trust Elephone. They have published false specifications so many times that I won’t risk it.

      But what I wanted to say is that the phone on the picture is definitely not G5S. I own the phone and the back cover is not completely removable. But of course that is not a proof that the phone is not a fake.

    • Guest
      May 6, 2015

      I own a P3000S from Elephone, and the performance is OK. It’s more that I cannot get used to this size after a few weeks of ownership and I have doubts about the building quality too. If this S4 would actually sell around the same price and with these given Alves, I would seriously consider buying one.

    • Guest
      May 6, 2015

      Alves=specs.
      Auto correct is a real b*tch sometimes

    • Vlada
      May 7, 2015

      I heard the the compass is not working at all in the P3000S. Can you confirm it?

      Also some of the phones are missing NFC and others have OmniVision instead of Sony camera. So you don’t know what you’re buying.

  9. Guest
    May 4, 2015

    “… Tell me more!”

  10. Ivo001
    May 4, 2015

    5″ and only 130mm long? Woa

    • Stef
      May 4, 2015

      There is no way in hell this is true. It implies a 83% screen to body ratio. Sharp who by the way have some of the smallest phones on the (japanese) market can’t muster more than 80% and we talk here about a giant who source their *own* displays in such a way so that they can be fitted in such minimal bodies.

      A relatively unknown Jiayu can’t do that even if they wanted. If they really do that let me say that they have maybe the most talented engineers on the market (i doubt it no hard feelings).

      No, what we should expect is a 5 incher (sadly) with smallish bezels and total dimensions (roughly) of 140×68. Xiaomi Mi4 like, which is certainly not compact phone. Not a giant of course either.

      i say that because jiayu inevitably has to follow the stream. This year no sub 5 inch phone has been announched apart from the lowest of low end ones. Compact phones have gone the way of the dodo and sadly they seem that they will stay that way. G4 and G5 are 2013 designs so not even jiayu has recent compact designs for mid-high end phones. Don’t expect this to be it, sadly.

      I was waiting for it for months as well, but all i saw was fake slides and i grew weary, i suspected that s4 won’t be a compact and finally something that seems like a true inside information (5 inch screen) killed the last of my hopes. Xiaomi Mi4 retains the crown of the best smallish phone for one more year it seems :/ …

    • Sirrr
      May 4, 2015

      This mirage phone supposed to be 4.7″, not 5″. Even so, i agree with you. Small chances for us to see a good compact and affordable phone in the future. The markets that counts want big bad phablets. I would say that Mi4i is our best chance; but in europe you will have to be prepared to spend $250 after the reseller will get their hands on it.

    • Stef
      May 4, 2015

      Yeah i know, i was refering to this article (5 is mentioned , not 4.7)

    • Vlada
      May 5, 2015

      The article mentions it incorrectly once. But the 4,7″ are in the specsheet and mentioned again in the article. Also there is once written it is sub 5″ device.

      There are multiple 5″ devices. This one is unique because it is only 4,7″ which is the best display size for me.

  11. Sam Butler
    May 4, 2015

    Glass back case makes it a definate no. Don’t people learn from the Iphone 4/4s. At least with the Iphone 4/4s, its super easy to get replacement glass backs. Not so easy for Jiayu phones. Don’t know why people would buy them, irrespective of specs.

    • 3_nity
      May 5, 2015

      I know. 🙂 And I waiting this phone for along time.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      It depends on what the frame is made of and what type of glass they use. I had the Gionee S5.5 with Gorilla Glass back and it was a tank, I dropped that phone so many times (very slippery and I hate cases) and barely had a scratch on it when I sold it.

    • jimberkas
      May 5, 2015

      I agree. i had/have the LG Optimus G and loved it. but I don’t want any glass other than the screen. My LG G2 is way better without it.

  12. Guest
    May 4, 2015

    They lost me with the 4.7″ and lack luster 2G and 3G bands.

    • bojan radovanovic
      May 5, 2015

      so, go on….there is a lot of 5,5 – 6′ phablets…this one is for people who use smartphones as phones, not tablets

    • ébrenjáró
      May 5, 2015

      They won me with 4,7″ and the dimensions.

    • balcobomber25
      May 6, 2015

      I have a 5.7 inch phone, I use it as a phone not a tablet…

  13. Guest
    May 4, 2015

    I am waiting for this phone since the beginning of the year and I doubt that we will see it available on sale before December 2015. I really wish that some resellers will sell the Xiaomi MI4I for international buyers at an affordable price.

    I am really tempted by the Black Xiaomi MI4 2GB RAM version, should I go for it considering the fact that MIUI is consuming a lot of RAM? I am not a fan of the white version.

    • Guest
      May 5, 2015

      Mi4(i) doesn’t have memory card slot = deal breaker

    • Ace Maguire
      May 5, 2015

      dont buy Mi4i, it has heating issue, just like 1 gen 615 and out of 2 gb u only get 1 gb ram to use

  14. Guest
    May 5, 2015

    Glass back case makes it a definate no. Don’t people learn from the Iphone 4/4s. At least with the Iphone 4/4s, its super easy to get replacement glass backs. Not so easy for Jiayu phones. Don’t know why people would buy them, irrespective of specs.

    • 3_nity
      May 5, 2015

      I know. 🙂 And I waiting this phone for along time.

    • balcobomber25
      May 5, 2015

      It depends on what the frame is made of and what type of glass they use. I had the Gionee S5.5 with Gorilla Glass back and it was a tank, I dropped that phone so many times (very slippery and I hate cases) and barely had a scratch on it when I sold it.

    • jimberkas
      May 6, 2015

      I agree. i had/have the LG Optimus G and loved it. but I don’t want any glass other than the screen. My LG G2 is way better without it.

  15. desponent
    May 5, 2015

    Andi wow, you lack sleep or something? S3 S4 and S5 are all mentioned in this article only about S4 lol.

  16. Steven Fox
    May 5, 2015

    Jiayu should have concentrated on a MT6735 device with 4.7 inch 720p display and costing 99$, now that would have been a killer handset, not like that Elephone G1 crap.

  17. bojan radovanovic
    May 5, 2015

    it’s not a “flagship”.
    flagship must have best spec…and this one,and many others that zou call flagsips, don’t have it.

    on topic: very nice phone, and if price is right, i could buy one

  18. murtaza yılmaz
    May 5, 2015

    your first news about s4:
    https://www.gizchina.com/2014/10/22/leaked-jiayu-s4-specs-point-4-7-inch-64bit-flagship/

    tme was october,2014.At now, on May in 2015.

    Jiayu is like turtles.
    On the other hand, if it 4.7 inch screen and small body, it is more succesful than s3.

  19. desponent
    May 5, 2015

    Andi wow, you lack sleep or something? S3 S4 and S5 are all mentioned in this article only about S4 lol.

  20. ipap
    May 5, 2015

    it lacks something basic. The fingerprint identification is a “must”…

    • flashmozzg
      May 5, 2015

      Lol. Yeah, “must”

  21. Steven Fox
    May 5, 2015

    Jiayu should have concentrated on a MT6735 device with 4.7 inch 720p display and costing 99$, now that would have been a killer handset, not like that Elephone G1 crap.

  22. bojan radovanovic
    May 5, 2015

    it’s not a “flagship”.
    flagship must have best spec…and this one,and many others that zou call flagsips, don’t have it.

    on topic: very nice phone, and if price is right, i could buy one

  23. murtaza yılmaz
    May 5, 2015

    your first news about s4:
    http://www.gizchina.com/2014/10/22/leaked-jiayu-s4-specs-point-4-7-inch-64bit-flagship/

    tme was october,2014.At now, on May in 2015.

    Jiayu is like turtles.
    On the other hand, if it 4.7 inch screen and small body, it is more succesful than s3.

  24. Guest
    May 5, 2015

    it lacks something basic. The fingerprint identification is a “must”…

    • flashmozzg
      May 5, 2015

      Lol. Yeah, “must”

  25. jimberkas
    May 5, 2015

    not holding my breath, but this sounds great. I will only buy 5-5.2″ phones and this one sounds awesome on paper. and yeah, feel free to skip the fingerprint ID, I don’t even bother with lock screens

  26. jimberkas
    May 6, 2015

    not holding my breath, but this sounds great. I will only buy 5-5.2″ phones and this one sounds awesome on paper. and yeah, feel free to skip the fingerprint ID, I don’t even bother with lock screens

  27. Vasilchenko Aleksandr
    May 6, 2015

    Its photo of G5 back side with some photoshop (((

  28. Vasilchenko Aleksandr
    May 6, 2015

    Its photo of G5 back side with some photoshop (((

  29. Mesterio
    May 6, 2015

    Sounds more like an F2s or something.

  30. Mesterio
    May 6, 2015

    Sounds more like an F2s or something.

  31. thelion
    May 7, 2015

    ..

  32. thelion
    May 7, 2015

    ..

  33. jitender singh
    April 13, 2016

    JIA YU ! WHY DONT YOU COME TO INDIA………PLEASE COME SOON…….WAITING FOR YOU…….

  34. jitender singh
    April 13, 2016

    JIA YU ! WHY DONT YOU COME TO INDIA………PLEASE COME SOON…….WAITING FOR YOU…….