China is home to many, many smartphone manufacturers. Some you’ve probably heard of, like Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi, Meizu, etc., but the majority of Chinese smartphone OEMs are either relatively unknown or really new and haven’t managed to become popular just yet. Jiayu definitely belong in that category, at least as far as global awareness goes. This company is actually a rather well-known smartphone OEM in China and has lots of experience in this field of work. They jsut announced Jiayu S3 handset, which is rather interesting, let’s take a look.
This handset is a beast, no matter which way look at it. Jiayu S3 features a 5.5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) LTPS display along with 16GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card). This handset is powered by MediaTek’s MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz which comes with dual-core Mali-T760 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.0. Regarding the cameras, this handset sports a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera (a 5-element Sony IMX214 sensor with wide f/2.0 aperture) flanked by a dual-LED flash, while there’s a 5-megapixel (f/2.4 aperture) snapper located on the front side of the device. This is a dual-SIM device and it ships with a 3000mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. There are two models of this handset available for pre-order at the moment, the cheper model comes with 2GB of RAM and costs 999 Yuan ($146) while the second, more expensive model, will set you back 999 Yuan ($162) because it has 3GB of RAM inside.
The xodiom handset which leaked yesterday seemed to good to be true, especially considering that company came out of nowhere and I’d wait for it to get verified in one way or another before you pull the trigger on that one. This handset, the Jiayu S3, however, is completely legit. Jiayu has been around for a while now and they have significant experience in the mobile space. This handset sports some really great specs and if you’re looking to get a flagship, you might want to consider pre-ordering this thing, it’s really a steal considering the price. The device is, of course, available only in China at the moment.