Chinese smartphone manufacturer JiaYu is rumored to be working on a spectacular S1 handheld with Snapdragon 600 heat and a Full HD panel, but before seeing that beast up on store shelves, two mid-rangers are likely to be made available.
These are somewhat confusing, since they will probably be very similar to the G4 in terms of design, but all in all they seem to target very different market niches. On one hand, there’s the so-called G4 Turbo (or G4 Advanced), which rumor has it will come with a quad-core 1.5 GHz MediaTek CPU and 3,000 mAh or larger battery.
On the other, there’s a gadget that we honestly didn’t know existed until today. This fellow’s market name is a little hard to guess, but it should be something like G4S or maybe G4 Turbo S, where the “S” will stand for either speed or slimness.
Said device, teased on the official JiaYu forum as the “thin version” of the G4 Turbo, will pack a 1.5 GHz MT6589T quad-core processor and 1,850 mAh battery. I know what you’re thinking, that ticker is tiny. Especially when compared with the original G4, which comes with a 3,000 mAh battery in tow. Then again, this apparent downgrade should allow JiaYu to lower the weight and thickness bars as well, which can only be filed under good news.
The G4, for those of you who don’t know, is already a very snazzy looking slab of silicon, measuring 8.2 mm in depth and weighing in at 160 grams, so I’m thinking Umeox and Huawei will likely get a new contender for the title of world’s slimmest smartphone.
In terms of pricing, JiaYu has already announced this thing will be more expensive than the G4, but only by 30 Yuan, or $5. That means the upcoming phone, set to become available in “early July”, should go for around 250 bucks. Not exactly a small fortune, am I right?