Exclusive: JiaYu S4 will be made, but this $100 isn’t what we were expecting


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A message from out of the blue this morning from JiaYu has confirmed the JiaYu S4 is real and will be launched at the start of December.

This morning JiaYu surprised me with a couple of pieces of news, but it is the confirmation of the JiaYu S4 that really surprised me.

For months now we haven’t been sure if JiaYu would ever release an S4 model. Renders posted on the JiaYu forum ended up being fan made, and until today JiaYu as a company hadn’t officially made any comment about such phone,however it is real and it has a planned launch date of the start of December.

There is a but though. While we have all been patiently waiting for a high-end 5-inch phone from JiaYu and hoped the JiaYu S4 would be such a phone, it appears JiaYu are hoping the device will be an entry-level device with specs and pricing to match.

In our conversation with the phone maker this morning, the team at JiaYu confirmed that they hope the phone will retail at only $100 and will use affordable hardware to reach this price point.

JiaYu S4 specifications at this stage are a 5-inch display, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, Mediatek MT6753 chipset, 2-5 mega-pixel front camera and 8 mega-pixel rear.

So it’s not the phone we had hoped, but the JiaYu S4 is on the way, it will be affordable and it will be on sale soon. What do you think?

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