Rewinding back to CES at the beginning of the year, all of us were thrown-back by a super phone almost too good to be true, the Saygus V2, from a company no one heard of. Unfortunately, it is appearing as if the V2 is in fact, too good to be true.
After encountering a few setbacks throughout the year, with no release date as of yet, it seems that Saygus is reaching desperate measures with the start of an Indiegogo campaign for its seemingly ill-fated V2. For those unfamiliar with Indiegogo, it is a similar deal to Kickstarter, where fans pledge a certain amount of money to improve the prospects making a product reality and getting it into their hands sooner (if at all).
This is certainly not good news for a device that started its pre-order back in February. The funding goal Saygus set on Indiegogo is one million dollars, and for the optimistic folk, the pot is already at about $860K.
This phone drew so much attention due to its loaded spec list:
- 5″ 1080P display
- Snapdragon 801 SoC
- 3GB RAM
- 21MP (OIS) rear and 13MP front cameras
- 64GB on-board storage, expandable with two microSD card slots up to 200GB each, for a total of 464GB
- Dual speakers with Harman Kardon technology
- 3100 mAh removable battery
- Qi wireless charging
- Fingerprint scanner
The Saygus V2 was initially priced at $549 off-contract, but now according to the Indiegogo campaign, the “Early bird” price is $600, and the standard price is $650. The new promise is to get the devices out in “Fall 2015”.
How do you feel about the developments of the V2? Not to be harsh, but we probably should have not kept our hopes high following the CES announcement. Not saying the V2 will in fact be vaporware, but it has happened before.