Are you an Android spec hound? If so, you’re going to want to sit down for this one.
Saygus today unveiled the Saygus V2, its new Android 4.4.4-based smartphone that’s got one heck of a feature set. Perhaps the most notable is the fact that it’s got two microSDXC slots, allowing users to add up to 256GB of storage. Combine that with the 64GB of storage that’s included and you can get yourself a total of 320GB of storage.
The good news is that the Saygus V2 has more high-end specs to match all of that storage that it can hold. The V2’s spec list includes a 5-inch 1920x1080 “edge-to-edge borderless screen” that’s also covered in Gorilla Glass 4, a 21-megapixel rear camera with optical image stabilization, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera that’s also got OIS, a hardware camera button, 3GB of RAM, a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, GSM/CDMA/LTE support, stereo speakers, Harmon Kardon sound tech, and a water resistant body. Oh yeah, and it’s got a removable 3100mAh battery with Qi wireless charging.
Another major V2 feature that Saygus is touting is that the device supports root access out of the box, meaning that it’s super easy for you to tinker with if that’s your thing. And when you gain Super User permission through root, you can even boot custom firmware that can be loaded onto a microSD slot or on the internal flash storage.
So yeah, to say the Saygus V2 is a beast of a phone is probably an understatement. As for release and pricing info, Saygus is being quiet for now. The company says that it plans to price the V2 at “up to $100 less than competing Android-based smartphones.”
If you’ve never heard of Saygus, don’t fret. The start-up actually had its first Android device, called the Vphone, certified by Verizon several years ago. However, we never really heard much about the device after that. Now Saygus is back with the V2, and while it certainly looks like a desirable handset, we’ll have to wait and see if the thing actually launches before getting too excited about it.
What do you think of the Saygus V2? If it launches, will you consider picking one up?