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Saygus V-Squared is a dual-boot, waterproof "super smartphone" that already won a CES 2015 award

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Saygus V-Squared is a dual-boot, waterproof
Saygus is a US-based company that hasn’t been in the news in the last several years, but now it’s back with what it’s calling a “super smartphone.” 

Named Saygus V-Squared (styled V2), the new smartphone is “engineered with high-end components and materials”, has a somewhat rugged design, runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is "dual-boot capable." There aren't too many details regarding the dual-boot capability, so for now we don't know if the handset can run, say, Windows Phone.

The V-Squared / V2 certainly packs some interesting features, including a biometric fingerprint scanner on its right side, Harman Kardon Sound Technology with 3D Movie Audio, and two microSD card slots for up to 256 GB of extra storage space. There’s 64 GB of internal memory, so you could have 320 GB of storage space in your pocket with this handset. Moreover, the new device supports Wireless HD - the wireless equivalent of HDMI - and has a 21 MP rear camera and a 13 MP front-facing one, both featuring Optical Image Stabilization.

According to Saygus, the V-Squared is “fully waterproofed”, though it’s not clear what its IP rating is. Other features: 5-inch 1080p display, IR blaster, quad-core 2.5 GHz Snapdragon processor (possibly the Snapdragon 801), 3 GB of RAM, and a 3100 mAh battery that supports wireless charging and can provide as much juice as a 4500 mAh regular battery - at least that's what Saygus is claiming.

It’s not clear when and for how much the Saygus V-Squared will be released. However, we know that the handset already won a CES 2015 Innovation Award - so we’ll definitely see it at CES in early January.

Saygus’ previous smartphone, the QWERTY equipped Vphone, was supposed to be launched by Verizon in 2010, being cancelled at the last moment.

What do you think about the Saygus V-Squared thus far? Does it look like a super smartphone to you?


sources: Saygus, CES via Engadget

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posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:02 4

1. mustafansu (Posts: 10; Member since: 18 Nov 2012)


I do like phones that are uncommon and not mainstream. Depends on how expensive this is going to end up being. I do like the design.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 03:04 2

28. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 522; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Nice specs. But design is about as attractive as a hairy bum. And if their last device turned out to be vapourware i wouldnt be surprised if this one turned out the same.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:06 3

2. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Everything seems great except for the design...

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:22 9

3. Planterz (Posts: 2014; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


Dayum. It's like they took the best things from every flagship and stuck them all in one phone.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:29 1

4. legend1 (Posts: 104; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Now that's a real flagship phone

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:55

25. ianbbaa (Posts: 305; Member since: 20 Mar 2013)


or real Fakeship phone....only real thing there might be SnapD cpu whatever kind - all other hardware might be probably faked upscaled chines sensors and huge mAh bateries in smaller body than real 2000mAh.

I wish them luck to break the "high end point". It is company that probably doesnt have any own hardware development section like Samm, Apple, Sony Lg has....so it is kind of stupid to thing that other companies that will develop above mentioned hardware from specs of this phone will sell it to somenone unknown and not to put it into their flagships.
Dualboot - what it should dual boot?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 22:34

36. Fazz1977 (Posts: 153; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


I'm not even going to pretend any of what you just said made any kind of sense.
FFS!!!

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:29

5. goojman (Posts: 56; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Not the best looking device but I'd buy it in a heartbeat!!

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:35 4

6. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


That's the TouchWiz status bar haha.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:52 3

7. Tritinum (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2014)


13mp front cam with OIS, Harman Kardon front facing speakers, 320GB of storage, pre-rooted,Cam button,3gb ram, extreme durability, Amazing battery life (maybe), DUALBOOTS & Finger print scanner. O_O well,fu*k.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:53 5

8. AhmoZ (Posts: 7; Member since: 07 Feb 2013)


I'd say it's a late Halloween trick.... What the hell do you mean by 13 MP OIS front facing camera??? And dual Micro SD slots! Are you kidding me?

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:53

9. e8ght (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 May 2013)


Wow,..this phone is just WoW! well, the design isn't that ok(on the rigid side) but overall its AWESOME!

and it seems this phone be heavy...FIGURATIVELY heavy:)

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:54 1

10. realjjj (Posts: 361; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


i want to RAID those SD cards!

posted on 23 Jun 2015, 22:49

40. Xenophon (Posts: 1; Member since: 23 Jun 2015)


So does Android support micro SDxc cards being put in a RAID array? Or were you just joking? Now I am curious.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:55

11. tacarat (Posts: 727; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


If it gets regular updates I could really see myself with this.

posted on 11 Nov 2014, 23:59

12. Lauticol (Posts: 332; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


Specs looks very good and I like the unusual design, but if it's priced more than $1000 then it won't sell

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:10

13. dimas (Posts: 1921; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Ugly phone name. They could have done better than that. And why would anyone want a dual booting phone? It's not like you're working on Mac and Windows files right?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:10

14. jcast927 (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Oct 2014)


Holy crap on a stick... I just had a tech-gasm =-O all I hope is that they update the cpu to the 805 or 810 by the time its released. Even then if they dont, I'd still buy it... but it'd be nice, that's all hahaha. Also with a pre-existing relationship with Verizon I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it'll be released on there as well

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 00:22

15. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3717; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Great!!! Great!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:05

16. RoboBonobo (Posts: 61; Member since: 13 Sep 2013)


320GB of storage, 13MP front facing camera with OIS, 4500mAh battery, on and on... It seems kind of like they're making a lot of promises that will be hard to follow through on... Why haven't the well known companies done this? And these guys think they can do it? What's it going to cost, $3000 on contract? Can you smell the vaporware?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:07

17. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


A big contender for the ugliest looking smartphone in 2015 ! Watch out Samsung ! Galaxy S6 has a competitor now !

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:30

21. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The gs6 is going to be sexy if it's anything like the Alpha. That phone is so nice.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:39

24. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Front back of Alpha is mostly the same compared to every other Samsung phone.. They only changed the sides to aluminum and the power button and volume keys were the worst

posted on 13 Nov 2014, 19:48

37. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I assume you haven't held it. Go hold one before you judge. The power button and volume keys are the best bar none. Apple usually has a rattling volume rocker and Sony and HTC rattling every button.

The Alpha's are solid as a rock. It's pristine piece of kit.

posted on 14 Nov 2014, 10:28

38. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


I held it once.. The buttons were too slim.. 'Solid as a rock' is a overstatement..

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:09

18. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


wow the memory on this is insane double 256gb,if only the design change looks awful.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:28

19. zviki (Posts: 13; Member since: 19 Feb 2013)


WOW!!! Only... How big will be screen!? Probably 4.7",but I hope for at least 5".And... WOW!!!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:36

23. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


Its a 5" 1080P

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:29

20. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I don't mind the design. Looks like a surface mixed with the Droid Turbo. Looks much better than the turbo IMO. My only design complaint is that it looks quite chunky for today's standards.

The specs are awesome though.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 01:34

22. fatexo (Posts: 213; Member since: 21 May 2010)


No on-screen/capacitive/physical buttons ? o.O

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 02:33

27. redbaronk12 (Posts: 85; Member since: 14 Dec 2013)


Right?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 02:07

26. avmitking (Posts: 16; Member since: 29 Aug 2011)


looks like concept phone, but surely future will depend on these kind of concepts to become reality at affordable price.
For this above phone, if Google approves any other OS to be loaded then only it will be released otherwise it will end up like ATIV Q by Samsung - one best thing could have been mine if was released in market

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 04:23

29. Dxyuyu (unregistered)


Tt.... Taa... Takee my moneyyyyy *.*

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 06:11

30. vuyonc (Posts: 987; Member since: 24 Feb 2014)


TWO MicroSD slots! Why are we not funding this?!

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 07:50

31. greenelektron (Posts: 529; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Skeptical on this. Where will this be released? How much? Does the company has the credibility? Maybe they're just faking the phone specs? This one deserves an in-depth review.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 10:59

32. newuser1 (Posts: 218; Member since: 10 Dec 2010)


A good monster. what is the LTE bands on it? does it include all US, Europe, and Asian bands? no SD card slot?

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 11:41

33. Captain_Doug (Posts: 990; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Perfect.

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 12:07

34. Duke19 (Posts: 26; Member since: 02 Oct 2014)


Awesome specs in an ugly body. Design is definitely not for me

posted on 12 Nov 2014, 22:19

35. Anonn (Posts: 230; Member since: 04 Jun 2014)


PA. You failed to report on CES Awards. Here is the report you missed:
CES 2015 Innovation awards: Samsung grabs 36, LG snags 10

www.gsmarena.com/ces_2015_innovation_awards_samsung_grabs_36_lg_snags_10-news-10194.php

posted on 01 Jan 2015, 01:59

39. justttclassified (Posts: 37; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Dream phone

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