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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11 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

*SEGA Voice* SAAAAAAAYGUSSSS!

2. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

They are delaying the shipping date till the end of this year or by the next year. If they would really do so. Epic fail vaporware!

11. dermit88

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 19, 2012

This is a solid phone, its just 6-7 months late if they really do opt for the November release, I hope they have an 820 or at least an 810 running things

3. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm rooting for them but I'm also not willing to drop $600 without holding the device. I really do hope they can hit this due date.

8. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Same, made a refund on my pre order. Not that I think they're vaporware but I think I'll wait for official gadget release before cashing in.

4. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I've been hoping like hell that this phone and company pulls through, but so many pre-orders have asked for refunds, and now crowd-funding....makes it seem like they're grasping for straws at this point. Getting a OnePlus One was an ordeal enough, but at least there were confirmed devices in peoples' hands and you could "believe it when you see it".

5. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

They got mr. unbox therapy to endorse them? Now, that's something.

6. worldtravelgeek

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2015

So let me get this straight. They are redesigning some parts of the phone (which is good) but they did not change the soc to a 64bit core for a phone that is now scheduled to come out in September of 2015? For 600$? What about 32bit CPUs are not futureproof anymore did they not understand? I totally do not get it. Their target audience are geeks who want the best and newest technology yet they choose a more than 1,5 year old CPU that cannot run 64bit apps? Thats a serious f**kup. Who gives a f**k about WiGiG? I want to be able to run future 64bit apps, Saygus!!!

7. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You know that developers create 32bit and 64bit app versions yes? And as far as I know, 64 bits are only useful when you are doing heavy video editing, hardcore gaming with crazy frame rates and graphic designs. Those applications I mentioned are done in PC and if you will notice the trend, very seldom that android gamers needed 64bit for now. Even hardcore clash of clans players will tell you that 32bit is fine.

9. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

I think you are thinking too far in the future there. Most people hold on to their device for the life of the contract and then upgrade when it is available. 32bit is not going to be going anywhere in 2-3 years.

10. worldtravelgeek

Posts: 6; Member since: May 20, 2015

How do you know? Look what Apple is doing: hxxp://9to5mac.com/2015/06/10/ios-9-older-devices-​lose-support-apps/ (cant post links here) So basically Apple allows developers to only create 64bit apps with ios9 and drop 32bit support. Thats about 2years since they released 64bit CPUs in their phones. Who knows how soon Google or Google developers will do this? Of course if you buy phones every 1-2 years, this may not be an issue but I tend to keep expensive phones longer than that so buying a phone without 64bit CPU at the end of 2015 is a really bad idea.

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