Saygus shows off HD beaming feature of V2, plus photo samples from 21-megapixel camera

Saygus shows off HD beaming feature of V2, plus photo samples from 21-megapixel camera
While much of the gadget world is fawning over the impressive specs and performance from devices like the HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6, and Galaxy S6 edge, Saygus whetted the appetites of those who have pre-ordered the V2 smartphone.

A couple of the highly anticipated features of the Saygus V2 are the dual-OIS cameras, a 21-megapixel main sensor and 13-megapixel front facing camera, and the 60GHz Wireless HD transmitter which provides zero lag gaming and high-quality video beaming.

Saygus teased some pictures on its Twitter feed, and shared a few full-resolution images on Dropbox. The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company also put together a video highlighting the “WiHD” capability of the Saygus V2 smartphone.

To the right are thumbnails of a few full-resolution photos taken in Spain last month, the first one tagged as being taken in HDR mode. It is difficult to make a judgment since they are pre-production, but zooming in seems to show only a little bit of processing action in some areas, without much by way of artifacts.

The low light shots look pretty good, but again, you be the judge and zoom in (note: the image files are large, 3-4MB each). Common to low-light images observed from other devices, you can see a bit more noise. All-in-all, the 21-megapixel camera on the V2 looks like it is ready to get down to business once the device ships next month.

Below in the slide-show are cropped images taken with the main camera on the V2, as well as a video which shows the WiHD transmitter in action. For those that are not familiar, WiHD allows ultra-high-speed data rates, between 10-28 gigabits per-second. That allows for 60fps of 1080p video with virtually a zero pixel error-rate, and pretty much an instantaneous response.

The Saygus V2 is a “super smartphone” according to its maker. The “super” moniker is not solely about specs, though it is not like this device is weak in that department either. In addition to the two monster camera, the V2 has a 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage (two microSD slots, each able to handle 128GB), Wi-Fi, NFC, IR-transmitter, and a replaceable 3100mAh battery with a power-saving chip. The V2 will have an unlocked bootloader, and will also support multi-boot (from the SD card) which Saygus touts as an exclusive feature.

Magnesium and Kevlar make up the frame of what will be a pretty tough, and not too heavy (141 grams, 5 ounces). The V2 will be IPX7 water resistant and will also pack a finger print sensor. The dual front-facing speakers should deliver a decent audio experience thanks to tweaking by Harman Kardon.

For now, it looks like the Saygus V2 will ship with Android 4.4.4 KitKat, though the largely stock experience will get an update to Lollipop. The CPU is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 tuned to 2.5GHz, not the latest and greatest, but far from inadequate.

Saygus remains committed to its scheduled ship date of May 22nd.  The V2 can be pre-ordered for $599 unlocked. What do you think of the photos and WiHD feature?





source: Saygus (1, 2)

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26 Comments

1. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

pay 50$ more and get a s6

3. AnTuTu

Posts: 1620; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

haha true

4. Busyboy

Posts: 733; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yeah. But for 50$ more, do you get water resistance, 64gb internal storage plus expandable storage x2, HD transmitter, 3100mah removable battery and stereo speakers? Nope. When you think about it, it's a pretty good deal for the specs.

6. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

And no fragile glass to break either. No crappy touchwiz. No locked bootloader. Only way you could do better is Xiaomi or OnePlus.

7. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

have you ever used touchwiz its the most feature rich ui and bloatware can be freezed saygus v2 is good but i wont pay 600$ for phone with year old specs and no proper aftersales service plus bieng a startup they should price it low

11. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Sorry to burst your bubble but my buddies told me that touchwiz is still that laggy UI so they congratulate me for not buying it. No proper aftersales? They're just launching their first phone on May 22 so nobody's having a bad product yet yes? $600 off contract is good considering that they're offering a handset with practical features and quality hardware. The only 'old' hardware they use is the 801 which is forgivable compared to Sammy and Apple's.

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

note 4 and S6 have their own class, please dont immediately start comparing... when people can go crazy over the out dated specs of iphone then whats wrong with SD801? V2 sounds convincing with pretty impressive specs... Camera quality is good, I may buy it once the price will hit 400+ mark... who will not like such a phone which is a complete package i.e. stereo speakers, removable battery, sd card option, water resistance etc Compitition is good, we should try different phones instead of going nutts over same brand again and again and again... just look at apple as an example, they are sitting like a snake on the pile of $180 Billion dollars... why to fill the pocket of one flithy fat company? come on guys, open up and learn to try different things, plz dont be a typical Samsung and Apple nutts

19. pnsdhrn

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

I have been using Note 2 for the last 3 years.I was fed up TouchWiz due to it's lagginess,complexivity and unwanted bloatwares most of which are gimmicks and of no use at all.So I shifted to AOSP ROMs which are quite smooth and light.

18. pnsdhrn

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

The latest top spec phones with 810 SnapDragon will start with top speed initially and then will lag down more than an average phone after a few minutes.And most importantly the temperature rise is unbearable.So is the price difference of about 200 USD over that of Saygus is justifiable?

9. TheBiz

Posts: 232; Member since: Apr 13, 2015

i dont swim with my phone in my pants so no need for water ressistance removable battery is worthless ,stereo speakers not needed as i use Bt speakers and headphone well i miss expandable storage but still best camera and processor among all phones makes up for it

20. pnsdhrn

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

And what about Wi Charging and Wi HD playing on TV?

10. dimas

Posts: 3382; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Not everybody want an S6 and there's plenty of other handset much better than what Samsung offers. Got buddies return their S6 and went back to their iPhones and Note 4. No need to ask them the reason because everyone is entitled to ditch phones if they don't like it.

12. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

Hmmmmm. ... sure you have buddy..... sure you have.

16. PryvateiDz

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

It's always the fanboys coming in here being unnecessary. If you don't want it, you don't have to buy it. To each his/her own. Buy whatever works for you. The world does not revolve solely around Samsung, nor does it for any manufacturer.

17. pnsdhrn

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

Phew!Does S6 has 13 MP Front Camera,21 MP Rear Camera,128 GB Double Micro SD Slots,Fingerprint Sensor,Waterproofing and Removable 3100 MAh Battery?Further,will 64 GB Internal Memory S6 be available at a mere excess cost of 50USD?

26. maaen

Posts: 10; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

I will not buy a phone if I cannot remove the battery and the same applies to removable micro sd cards. ..I may look at Samsung S6 and S6 Edge and enjoy the momentary glance but they are no good for me. Same applies to all other phones out there with sealed up backs and no slot for micro sd cards....I just look at them and walk past....laughing.

2. waddup121 unregistered

This phone pretty beast if you ask me.

5. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Wish it had 805. Hopefully the V2 is a success and they make a phablet. And for the record, the microSD slots are 2TB capable (as are all that claim to be 128gb). Just have to wait for the microSD technology to catch up (we're at 200gb now, right?).

21. pnsdhrn

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

805 SD has also lagginess according to Geekbench study.They found that 800 and 801 are the ones still having steady performance clocking to a speed of 2.3GHz.805,810 are not reliable!

22. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

But are 805s being used in any 1080p devices? The lag Geekbench could be reporting could very well be because we're only seeing it in QHD devices.

8. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice pics but not better than S6s/Note 4..

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I want this phone! I hope they don't screw the battery and that 801 will be enough, I don't really know how it handles Lollipop. I guess I'll have to choose from it, M9, iPhone 6S and Z5 Compact when it comes out.

15. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

This phone was "announced" 6 month's ago, and still not available. Just like all the other off brand hype.

24. pnsdhrn

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 24, 2015

It is confirmed that the phone will be released on May22nd.Also see the latest developments in Tweeters/Saygus.

23. shaffer001

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 25, 2015

Replaceable battery is the deal maker for me.

25. Zanatech

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2015

Replaceable battery is the deal maker for us

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