Saygus is looking to enter the Android smartphone market with a bang later this week and has announced that their Saygus V2 “superphone” will be available for pre-order later this week. The pre-order time will be announced on Thursday through Saygus’ Twitter account (@saygus).
UPDATE (02/05/2015 13:35ET): Saygus has let us know that they are extending the pre-order period due to customer request.
Some people who registered to pre-order have requested more time to complete their pre-order purchases. As such, Saygus is extending the deadline through Saturday, February 7 at 11:59 p.m. MST (06:59 Sunday, February 8/GMT)!! The pre-registration price package (additional battery and screen protector) of $549 will ONLY be available to customers who pre-registered. For those who did not pre-register, the price is $599.
Saygus has also posted a couple of videos, one an intro to the V2, and the second a demo of the Wireless HD streaming technology in action. Check them out below!
UPDATE (01/29/2015 15:42ET): Saygus is extending their pre-order registration until noon MST on Monday, February 2nd. At that time registrations will be closed and the Saygus V2 will be available to pre-order for the introductory price of $549 – a $50 savings off the regular price of $599. Those who pre-order will also receive an additional battery and a customized, replaceable glass screen protector by redeeming a pre-registration coupon code they will receive. For full details, check out the full press release after the video below.
The V2 smartphone boasts some impressive specifications. Amongst today’s smartphones, the 5″ screen isn’t the largest, but is a TFT-LCD FHD screen featuring front and back light sensors for enhanced screen lighting control and is made of Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The front facing camera is 13MP, while the rear facing camera is 21MP – both with Optical Image Stabilization and Auto Focus, and the phone also has a hardware camera shutter button.
As for the inside, the V2 contains a 2.5Ghz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon™ processor, 3GB RAM, 64GB onboard flash storage, and dual microSDXC slots for up to 256GB expandable storage. The device should work on any network as it is being marketed as a world phone with GSM, CDMA, and LTE support, and also supports dual band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC, Bluetooth 4, and an IR transmitter. On the battery side, the V2 will have a 3100 mAh removable battery and support wireless Qi charging with a built-in power saving chip which is supposed to offer 50% improved battery life.
All the above components are housed in an aluminum frame with a full kevlar body. But perhaps the biggest feature is HD WiFi streaming to any TV with a USB or HDMI port using an HD WiFi dongle. Developers will be interested in taking a look at this device as well as it will be sold with root access available, allowing custom firmware to be installed. Syagus encourages companies and individuals to modify the UI and customize the software as they see fit. The V2 will also support Multi-boot, allowing software to be run from a microSD card as well.
A phone with the build quality, expandability, and features listed above sounds like it will cost a pretty penny, but Saygus is hinting at a sub-$600USD price point and will reveal the cost on Thursday as well.
If you pre-register on their website to pre-order, you will be eligible for will qualify for pre-order discounts and/or accessory giveaways. Pre-orders registrations will be closed off on Thursday at 12:00 p.m. MST.
Take a peak at the Saygus V2 smartphone in the video from CES 2015 below.
It’ll be interesting to see how this device performs and what price it comes in at, and hopefully Saygus will be able to fulfill all the pre-orders in a timely fashion. What do you think of the specifications and hinted at price point for a device with that many features? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!Saygus Website
Full Press Release
Saygus Announces Pre-Order Pricing of Saygus V2 (V-Squared)
SALT LAKE CITY—Jan. 29, 2015— Saygus, the progressive American smartphone manufacturer, today announced that the Saygus V2 (pronounced V-Squared) will be available at a limited introductory price of US $549 for a $50 savings off the standard pricing of US $599. Saygus has extended the pre-order registration deadline to noon MST on Monday, Feb. 2. Pre-orders at saygus.com will then officially commence at 11:59 p.m. MST Monday, Feb. 2.
Those who pre-register will receive an additional battery and a customized, replaceable glass screen protector through the company’s website, saygus.com. Those who pre-register will receive a coupon code for the introductory package. There is a limit of 10 units per customer. Carrier or reseller inquiries regarding volume orders can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The V2 was created from the ground up to be one of the most feature-rich smartphones ever made,” said Chad Sayers, Founder of Saygus. “We are pleased to offer the introductory price of $549 for a limited time to those who have pre-registered.”
The Saygus V2 is housed in a hardened Kevlar protective edge with durable anodized brushed aluminum sides and is less than 10mm thick. With access to CDMA and GSM wireless technologies, the V2is a world phone designed to be used around the globe. The V2 has a 5-inch edge-to-edge borderless screen offering a resolution of 1080 x 1920 (FHD). It comes with an industry first optical image stabilization (OIS) in both the rear (21MP) and front (13MP) cameras, waterproofed IPX7 “swimmable” capability, sunlight viewable screen, 3100 mAh battery with 50% battery savings chip boosting the battery to approx. 4600 mAh, and a compact, side-facing fingerprint scanner for personal security.
The V² comes with 64GB of onboard storage and includes dual MicroSDXC Slots which provide an additional 256GB of expandable storage capacity. Industry-first wireless HD gaming and movie beaming technology, as well as state-of-the-art 3D sound with front-facing Harman Kardon speakers make the V² the ultimate media smartphone.
Saygus is a U.S.-based mobile device designer and manufacturer located in Salt Lake City. Saygus is focused on delivering leading-edge cellular devices that introduce new, innovative features to the mobile marketplace. For more information on Saygus, please visit: http://www.saygus.com.