Not many smartphones can take on the label of “super smartphone”, but the Saygus V2 maintains the rights to be called it. The Saygus V2, which was debuted at CES 2015 this week and it features some specs and features that no smartphone has been able to boast, yet.
The Saygus V2 features a Snapdragon 801 processor backed by 3 GB of RAM, a 5 inch 1080p display (445 ppi), and a 21 megapixel rear-facing camera accompained by a 13 megapixel front-facing camera; both boasting optical image stabilization. Now if those specs didn’t stand out to you, just wait, there’s more!
This is where it gets interesting… What makes the Saygus V2 so original is that it comes with 64 GB of on-board storage, but comes with support for two, you read it, two microSD cards. That means that this device can handle dual 128 GB microSD cards with a total storage of up to 320 GB. The originality doesn’t stop there. The V2 comes with an all-new waterproof rating of IPX7, which Saygus claims is swimming worthy. The device also features a “50% battery savings chip” that can make the 3,100 mAh battery seem like it’s a 4,600 mAh battery.
This is where it gets to really unheard of territory. With all those features listed above, what more could they instill in this device to make it better? The Saygus V2 comes with super user or root permissions right out of the box. That means users can get maximum customization right away on this device. This is something that is unheard of from smartphone manufactures, but it definitely makes the V2 stand out from the crowd.
A release date and pricing have not yet been announced, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated on this so-called “super smartphone”. It is rumored that the device will be $100 less than current flagship devices, which leaves a big range; $400-$700.
What are your thoughts on the Saygus V2? Would like a device to come with root-access right out of the box or do you like doing the down and dirty stuff by yourself. Let us know, because I for one would love to get my hands on this device.
Source: Saygus | Market Wired (press release)
That’s exactly my thought! Now if they updated it to Android Lollipop, put a Snapdragon 805 or 810 in there, I would jump on it so quick!
It is already rooted. No need to wait for an update.
Lollipop is so much smoother and it’s personally my favorite Android version… By far! The thing is, there probably won’t be much ROM development for it for a few months.
Update: They have updated to 5.1.1 and also say that due to overheating issues with Snapdragons they want to stick with a reliable chip. The 801 has been the best chip with no issues and the one they are putting in the Saygus will be an updated chip. They don’t even want the 820, because they’ve heard insiders say to hold off until the bug are worked out.
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