Photos: Here’s how the JiaYu S4 looks, like an enlarged Xiaomi Mi 4i


JiaYu is in a bit of tangle, or so it appears… but despite that, the Chinese smartphone maker that happens to be the favourite of many around the world has put together the JiaYu S4, the next flagship in line.

Shared on the JiaYu Deutschland Facebook page, the following pictures show how the upcoming JiaYu S4 will look like. JiaYu has since long drawn inspiration from the iPhone (in varied amounts), which seems to be the case this time round too.

The S4 does however have something about it that screams JiaYu. The simple design, the metallic edges… I don’t know what, but its there. Also, you don’t have to look too closely to realise that the JiaYu S4 looks a lot like the Xiaomi Mi 4i or the Mi 4c from the front (also add Xiaomi Mi 4 for the edges).

JiaYu S4 9_result

The phone doesn’t appear to be too thin unlike most phones of today. According to the post by JiaYu Deutschland, the pictures were taken in the Shenzhen offices of JiaYu, where the factories have a capacity of minting 1,500,000 JiaYu S4 every month.

Could the JiaYu S4 spell the reincarnation of the JiaYu we’ve known for a good part of the 2010’s decade?

JiaYu S4: Picture Gallery

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31 Comments

  1. E8hffff
    October 13, 2015

    Did they improve the specs on their last announce of the S4?

  2. Guaire
    October 13, 2015

    Nice, but if its back is plastic, matte one would be better.

  3. Milan
    October 13, 2015

    Please 5 inch

    • Vlada
      October 13, 2015

      Please 4.7 inch and a higher middle class HW, like it was announced originally. Not the original 2014 HW but rather 2016 HW. But I’m afraid this won’t happen and it will be another general mediocre 5″ phone.

      • Milan
        October 13, 2015

        4,7 would be heaven. I’m afraid that it will be 5,5 -_-

  4. Yop
    October 13, 2015

    Please 5.5 inch and removable battery, an smartphone with 5.5 inch display fits perfectly in a pocket. I expect a new model with 5.5 inch, otherwise I will buy the new Meizu Blue Charm Metal (M3 Note?).

  5. Steven
    October 13, 2015

    Theres already enough 5.5 inchers, and 5inchers to a lesser degree these days, A 4.7inch please

    • Yop
      October 13, 2015

      All of them are clones, the big difference between these clones and the new Jiayu could be the quality of building and better optimization of the software, the new agreement with TFAndroid is a great improvement.
      http://www.tfandroid.es/ControlServlet?action=3&detalle=7

      • balcobomber25
        October 13, 2015

        All of them are clones? Clones of what?

      • E8hffff
        October 13, 2015

        Most Chinese companies use proto-boards from ARM or other Subs and make slight changes or radically change.

  6. Young
    October 13, 2015

    who will even use those 5.5 inch. What’s wrong with 5 inch or below?

    If not 5 inch, I ain’t buying.

    • kzm
      October 13, 2015

      i will…

      • Roy
        October 13, 2015

        If smaller than 6 inch I will pass. Come one you manufacturers vary a bit. There is a market for small and big!

    • balcobomber25
      October 13, 2015

      5.5 is the perfect size to me for a phone.

    • Evil Trotyi
      October 14, 2015

      In SE-ASia they are really popular. I cannot understand why you need a tablet sized phone. I think the perfect size 4.3-4.7″ not more than that…

    • Joel Adames
      October 14, 2015

      Maybe they can’t fit all of a bunch of specifications in thin+small sizes then you also get higher temperatures and lesser screen size which in order to enjoy MEDIA is a no go.

      I think those are the reasons for not going back to smaller. Get the point out of apple and why they had to go bigger in order not to lose market share.

      Now I believe 5.2″ is the perfect size for a cellphone, but I’ve found myself absolutely comfortable in 5.5″ while using it although not the same while in the pocket but it’s a sacrifice I do like given that I need my screen size.

  7. Aeonia
    October 13, 2015

    Hoping to see an s version with the Helio x20

  8. hmck
    October 13, 2015

    i will never buy a jiayu again after g4s and s3 there is no enough software support….next will be meizu or xiaomi…

    • Marco Lancaster
      October 13, 2015

      I’m running 5.1.1 in S3 with all Stage fright fixes and other security patches that are only fixed in Nexus family, and development still going on. The good about Just is if the company would even someday neglect development the community do the job.

    • Airyl
      October 13, 2015

      What are you talking about? The S3 has recently been updated to Lollipop and the G4S has a huge amount of user development.

      • Lars
        October 13, 2015

        I’ve been following the Jiayu S3 topic on Dutch forums for months now and there’s still no stable LP release afaik. Users keep switching from one rom to the other and back to KK because of issues like the 15% battery bug and bad pictures. There is quite some development going on recently but it seems to take forever to get a solid rom out where everything just works.

    • yalok
      October 13, 2015

      I put jiayu on my black list after they abandoned g4a with just half a year of support.

    • balcobomber25
      October 13, 2015

      This sounds like a troll comment, the S3 has had excellent software support.

    • Lazar Prodanovic
      October 14, 2015

      They are a bit slow but they eventually get to it. S3 is probably the only phone with MT6752 SoC that got official lollipop. To have a better quality community work they would have to switch to something more community & open source friendly & I am not talking about SoC only but also sensors & cetera.

  9. Marco Lancaster
    October 13, 2015

    To be honest this phone don’t look to have 5.5inch, the article also don’t confirmed it, or perhaps the guy holding it have a big hand.

    • balcobomber25
      October 13, 2015

      Looks about right for a thin 5.5 inch phone.

      • Marco Lancaster
        October 13, 2015

        The picture of the person holding it make it looks a bit smaller than regular 5.5 inch phones, but then you’re right, when I see the pictures of the back it looks a bigger phone.

        • balcobomber25
          October 13, 2015

          Could be less its always tough to judge from pictures like this.

  10. Gismor
    October 14, 2015

    Let’s hope it’s 4.7 or 5 inches

    • Gamer
      October 17, 2015

      Yes,I hope so too.But as is known to me ,the S4 must be 5.0inches.

  11. Evil Trotyi
    October 14, 2015

    I have a G2F works perfectly, but I haven`t seen any good phones released by Jiayu recently.