Jiayu has announced a new device that will give you 4G service while hardly doing any damage to your wallet. The Jiayu F2 will be offered for an attractive $95 price tag.
Of course, we cannot expect a 64-bit phone at this price, this early in the MT67xx era. The F2 will be equipped with the trusty 32- bit MT6582 chipset with CPU clocked at 1.3GHz, in tandem with MediaTek’s MT6290.
Impressively, Jiayu has packed 2GB of RAM storage with 16GB internal storage capacity in this budget device. It also supports microSD cards up to 64GB size for additional storage space. The screen is sized at 5.0 inches, featuring a 720p display, which should deliver crisp and clear images.
The rear shooter will be equipped with Sony’s IMX179 8MP sensor, while a 5MP camera can be found on the front panel of the phone. By virtue of the MT6290 chip, network support extends to 4G, specifically FDD-LTE for bands 3/7/20. Unfortunately, 3G support is scant covering only 900/2100 MHz.
The F2 will be powered with a sizeable 3000mAH battery and will have Android KitKat out of the box.
The phone is very easily comparable with THL’s sub-$100 THL 4000. The THL 4000 surpasses the Jiayu F2 in terms of worldwide 3G, but the F2 fights back with 4G network connectivity.
There hasn’t been any official word on global availability, but for those in the 900/2100 MHz regions, this phone is something to watch out for.