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

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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40 Comments

1. mustafansu

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 18, 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.

28. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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.

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Everything seems great except for the design...

3. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

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

4. legend1

Posts: 104; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Now that's a real flagship phone

25. ianbbaa

Posts: 332; Member since: Mar 20, 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?

36. Fazz1977

Posts: 153; Member since: Oct 15, 2014

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

5. goojman

Posts: 56; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

6. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

That's the TouchWiz status bar haha.

7. Tritinum

Posts: 471; Member since: May 06, 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.

8. AhmoZ

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 07, 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?

9. e8ght

Posts: 27; Member since: May 25, 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:)

10. realjjj

Posts: 375; Member since: Jan 28, 2014

i want to RAID those SD cards!

40. Xenophon

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 23, 2015

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

11. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

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

12. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

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

13. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 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?

14. jcast927

Posts: 15; Member since: Oct 15, 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

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Great!!! Great!!!

16. RoboBonobo

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 13, 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?

17. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

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

21. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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

24. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 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

37. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

38. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

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

18. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

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

19. zviki

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 19, 2013

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

23. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

Its a 5" 1080P

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

22. fatexo

Posts: 221; Member since: May 21, 2010

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

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