JiaYu have been a firm favourite with us here at GizChina, but this year the company have been plagued with problems and were rumoured to be going out of business. The future isn’t quite as bleak as it sounds though as a New JiaYu phone is in the works.
The last time we heard about JiaYu it was when they announced that they were being taken over by 3 of their main suppliers. At the time the official statement was that the 3 companies combined would make a ‘New JiaYu’. Its all been very quiet since then and on a recent trip to Shenzhen many people were talking about the end of the company.
This might all be a little premature though as we have received exclusive news from a reliable source that a ‘New Jiayu’ smartphone is in the works.
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According to our source the new phone has already been designed and tested and most of the hardware has been confirmed with just a few items needing to be signed off on. Our source didn’t confirm much but did say the new phone would cost around $150-$160 through international resellers and that the phone would feature “a balance of hardware and performance for the best user experience” and that “software updates are a main part of New JiaYu”.
We’re still not sure when to expect the release of the New JiaYu but it sounds like the launch will be in time for Christmas if everything goes according to plan.
We’ll have more new JiaYu phone news for you as soon as we get it.