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Saygus announces pre-order date and special pre-order pricing, for the V-Squared smartphone

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Saygus announces pre-order date and special pre-order pricing, for the V-Squared smartphone
Saygus is on a mission to deliver a premium smartphone made of light and tough materials while provide extra-long battery life and exceptional usability.  The Saygus V2 (V-Squared) smartphone is going to be available for a special pre-order period before it is made available through as-yet unannounced carrier partners.

For a device that is made of ultra-light and strong magnesium and Kevlar, front and back OIS auto-focus cameras, Harman Kardon audio on two front-facing speakers, and other premium bits, you would expect a premium price tag.

Well, color us surprised as the device will sell for just $549 in a special pre-order deal that also includes an extra battery, and a special customized and replaceable screen protector. The 3100mAh batter is said to provide the performance of a 4600mAh unit thanks to a battery saving chip built into the device, having two such power cells should alleviate any-and-all battery concerns.

To pre-order a Saygus V2, you need to register with the company by Noon (Mountain Time) on Monday, February 2nd. Pre-orders will begin at 11:59PM (MST) the evening of February 2nd. For $549, you get a SIM-free V2, plus the extras mentioned in the pre-order promotion. After the pre-order period is over, the expected retail price will be $599.

The V2 comes with 64GB of storage, plus is it equipped with two microSD card slots, each supporting up to 128GB. It also features wireless HD gaming and moving beaming capability thanks to an industry first 60GHz transmitter. The main camera is a 21-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization, and the front unit is a selfie-made-in-heaven 13-megapixel unit also equipped with optical image stabilization.

The display measures 5-inches with 1080x1920 resolution, will be sunlight viewable, and is protected by Gorilla Glass 4. The whole unit is “swimmable” water resistant thanks to an IPx7 certification. There is a finger-print sensor for security, and powering the whole ensemble is stock Android 4.4.4 (with some removable pre-installed apps) and a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU humming along at 2.5GHz.

We got to have some hands-on time with the Saygus V2 at CES 2015 earlier this month if you want to learn more.

source: Saygus

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posted on 29 Jan 2015, 18:59 2

1. hwb01 (Posts: 355; Member since: 17 Apr 2014)

Again- what is up with the app icon design?

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 01:48

11. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

Could we trust this new unknown company?
Any one knows about their first bad experience with their first phone that never launched?.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 19:09

2. wando77 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)

Should have used snapdragon 805 and front facing led flash too. Also, where are the home, back and multitask buttons?
Otherwise this is like a sick dream :-)

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 19:35

3. dimas (Posts: 2525; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)

The 805 wouldn't matter for all people. If it is smooth and lag, thwre's no need for the latest chipset. What's another amazing here is the battery saving built in chip and not a software tweaking optimizer. I would be glad if people will suppoet the saygus model, get mass produced and have future version improvements.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 17:38

13. strudelz100 (Posts: 646; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)

800/801/805 are practically the same except clock speed.

In fact the 800 really would save battery on average compared to the 805 due to extra wasted heat caused by the pumped clock speed.

Krait was originally designed to operate at 1.5ghz.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 18:55

14. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3814; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)

Not true. While a higher clock speed will generally result in more battery use, the 805 has better battery optimization than the 801 which is better in the same regard than the 800. The 805 would easily give this device better battery life if all else is the same.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 20:20

4. joseram695 (Posts: 79; Member since: 28 May 2012)

sounds amazing but looks terrible in my opinion

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 20:23

5. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

That is a sweet piece of industrial goodness!

I so want one but can't commit at this point, this year.

Triple band WiFi, dual card, dual HK speakers, GG4 has a lot going for it.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 20:54

6. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

I can't stop looking at it.

Guess I'm sold.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 21:07

7. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Erg sorry, triple channel WiFi,20,40,60, not triple band.

Designed in USA too huh, tough, pocketable an decent price for the tech.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 21:26

8. jmonteiro829 (Posts: 216; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

Man I would love this phone on T-Mobile! Only thing I can't live without though is the WiFi calling provided from T-Mobile. Otherwise this would be my next phone.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 23:25

9. tacarat (Posts: 805; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)

Doesn't the wifi calling just need a carrier app? If it requires actual hardware changes, why can't it just use an app? Skype and other VOIP apps do fine and if you're ok with there being no tower to wifi hand off you should be ok.

posted on 29 Jan 2015, 23:38

10. platformwars (Posts: 86; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)

Is this a Dual Sim Phone? It has 2 slots for Memory Cards.. wondering if It's dual sim as well.. If someone knows then please let me know.

posted on 30 Jan 2015, 07:34

12. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

It doesn't appear to support it, or this particular version doesn't.

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