Saygus shares a more detailed update, opens up more orders via Indiegogo, expect delivery autumn 2015.

Saygus shares a more detailed update, opens up more orders via Indiegogo, expect delivery autumn 2015.
In what looks like to be a more polished and detailed communication campaign, Saygus has announced the launch of an Indiegogo campaign to foster additional interest, and enlisted the talents of Lewis Hilsenteger, of UnboxTherapy fame, to stoke the flames a bit.

People that missed the pre-order window for the Saygus V2 this past winter, may now do so for $600 plus shipping. For those in Europe, that shipping fee includes VAT.

More importantly, Saygus posted a revised project timeline which indicates a shipping window around the September time frame. The company had to switch gears with its manufacturing partner in China due to quality issues.

With such a forklift decision, some design enhancements have been made to the V2, most notably, it will support dual-SIM cards, a common wish-list item from customers outside North America. Saygus also took the opportunity to ensure the device would ship with Android 5.1. Finally, USB Type-C will be on board.

As it relates to a projected delivery that will be at least 5 months past the initial deadline, it may prove to be a saving move since issues were identified during the transition between manufacturers. Saygus and its new manufacturing partner adjusted its tooling plan due to a board re-design. In terms of the physical features of the V2, the form factor remained committed to the promised design.

That means in addition to the ability to support dual-SIM, the V2 will retain two microSD card slots, as well as the dual-OIS cameras. Each microSD slot will support cards up to 200GB each, coupled with the on-board 64GB storage, the V2 could rock nearly half-a-terabyte of storage, plenty of space for the 4K video recording the main 21-megapixel camera will capture.

Other hardware features remain, like a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 CPU, waterproof, dedicated camera shutter key, fingerprint sensor, and Harman Kardon audio processing through two front-facing speakers.

What does this Indiegogo campaign mean? It is a means to engage with continued interest in the Saygus V2. The pre-order period saw orders from more than 50 different countries around the world. Saygus tells us that the V2 will reach carriers no matter what. The company further explained that the production process is in full swing.

With the visibility of the Indiegogo campaign, and what is clearly a more enthusiastic effort to keep people interested. For those that already pre-ordered, yes, your Saygus V2 will ship before the Indiegogo orders. There are several perks available, from those shopping for a business, to those that want a tour of the factory, even a “his and hers” combo option.

Yes, things appear to be moving, albeit longer than initially planned. However, this is the most detailed, and meaningful update from Saygus we have seen, and hopefully ongoing updates will be equally coordinated. That should offer a bit of goodwill for those who might have been wondering about the viability of the campaign.



reference: Saygus (Indiegogo)

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