The powerful Saygus V2 supports up to 256GB of external storage

by: Jonathan FeistJanuary 7, 2015

Saygus V2 press

You may not be familiar with the company behind the V2 phone, and that is no surprise as Saygus is hardly a household brand. However, their new multimedia phone may just put them on your radar, with up to 320GB of internal storage and all the right specs to make a splash in the market.

Saygus is showing off their V2 Android powered smartphone at CES 2015, and we are on site to check it out. Stay tuned for a full video rundown to see how we feel about this 5-inch device.

In the same way we suspect Saygus started off when they began designing this phone, let’s dive straight into the specifications.

Starting with a 5-inch 1080p display, the Saygus V2 packs a Snapdragon 801, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat. We know its got a 21MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 13MP front shooter as well. Fingerprint scanner and Wireless Qi charging are a nice touch. Focusing on the media side of things, sound comes to you out of Harmon Kardon speakers and you won’t have trouble taking your media along for the ride, with support for up to 320GB of storage space.

Now, before we get ahead of ourselves, that 320GB of space comes as up to 64GB of internal storage, with support for two microSD cards up to 128GB each.

Saygus v2 phone press 2

Aside from the massive amount of storage space, one of the key features that stand out to us on the Saygus V2 is the built-in root access. We have been talking a lot about root access on phones lately, centered around the root abilities of CyanogenMod 12. In general, you guys tell me that you want to see better root support from manufacturers, or Android itself, and it looks like the V2 will deliver.

Saygus is working hard to launch the V2 in the U.S. this coming spring, but have not yet announced pricing for the multimedia focused Android phone.

Stay tuned for our hands-on video of the Saygus V2, coming soon from the CES show floor. Also, stay tuned for more great coverage from CES 2015, we have nearly half our team at the show to bring you the best coverage on the latest and greatest consumer electronics.

What do you say, is 320GB storage space too much for your needs, or is this the device you have been patiently waiting for?

  • crutchcorn

    The amount of mislead is high with this one.

    • Anonymousfella

      To be fair he did say “up to 320GB”, but you’re right…I did think it had 320GB internal storage! :/

      • crutchcorn

        Using that logic, the Flex 2 should have been announced as the phone with up to 2TB.

        • Anonymousfella

          Yeah it IS misleading. CES is all about hype and marketing…

          • crutchcorn

            This we know. :P

    • Sorry guys. I mistakenly gave in to the click bait lead of the source. I won’t do that to you again. Still, lots of storage and a good looking spec sheet on this phone.

      • crutchcorn

        Stepping up to something like that takes courage and honesty, I appreciate that. Just some things seem to have changed recently with AA that have made me question the integrity of my favorite news source, not a good feeling. I love the community we’ve built here and really really enjoy the articles and such, just somewhat bothering. Even still, glad to see that you realized what was up and stepped up to that – mad props to you. :)

        • Thank you crutchcorn. I do try my best to serve you guys well, honest journalism and all that. Every once in a while I get a mischievous itch, but you guys sort me out pretty quick. Like you say, this is a great community, I too look forward to us all growing together, taking Android to the next level. Have a good one.

          • crutchcorn

            Dude, you rock. Yet again redeemed by your decision to do well and give the best journalism that you can. :) We all get that mischievous itch sometimes, but I still love this site and your articles always impress. Looking forward to seeing more in the future, and to you as well!

  • David

    This looks total baller status. I’d love to rock this and continue having a kick ass life

  • Dave Ramsay

    Amazing specs, storage is great too, but imagine the price tag :P

  • More pr0n on the go! This time with ‘root’ access and stereo sound :D

    • Kaushal Niraula

      I know how you feel :D

  • Vitor de Castro

    Well, the only reason i’d want this plenty of space would be for lossless audio playback. If it’s not packed with a decent HiFi DAC and amp then no, I’ll wait for my dream gadget at CES 2016.

  • D1V5H4L

    This phone is op. Better than current phones. I won’t be surprised if the retail value is a lot, this is a total seller.

  • Kinda ugly, and the storage seems like a gimmick. Let me get this straight so 64gb of Internal storage plus “support of 2 micro SD cards up to 128GB” so basically it comes with 64gb of storage? That’s pretty misleading anyone can get a 128gb card today and put it in their 32GB phone and say “ANDROID PHONE WITH 160GB of STORAGE WOW!” pretty cool, NOT.

    • Haramaty

      most android phones support SD card only up to 64GB, so having support for 128GB, and two of them, is pretty nice…
      even though, the title is indeed misleading : I thought it had 320GB internaly…

      • I’ve been told any device that supports 64GB will support 128. It’s about the format which is microSDXC.

        • Vladimír Jícha

          Then you’ve been misinformed.

          • Every phone I’ve had that said “up to 64GB” worked with my 128 as well.

    • mikkelmus

      It basically comes with 64 GB of storage, plus support for 2 micro SD cards up to 128 GB.

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  • AlgeBrad

    I’d rather have 128GB internal storage than 256GB in SD cards and 64GB usable for applications. Also, Android Authority, this title and the “specs” are very misleading. I’m disappointed in you.

    • crutchcorn

      ^ This. Everything that needed to be mentioned has been now

      • Matthew Beke

        They changed it finally

        • crutchcorn

          Bout time

  • Duncan_J

    This is a compelling device. Imagine this with a SnapDragon 810. Any word on who updates the ROM?

  • Chong Wen Hao

    What is this 256Gb sdcard support compared to the g flex 2’s 2Tb sdcard support. Title is very misleading.

    • Captain Obvious

      Show me where this 2Tb card is….or even a 1Tb….tell you what, lets start smaller, where is a reliable 256GB Micro SD? There is a difference between crazy claims and real world application – V2 can do what it claims right now.

      • Matthew Beke

        And who will even use that much storage anyways?

        • swtrainer

          I agree. My storage is online and I find less need for onboard storage on my phone these days…not more.

          • smokebomb

            Most of my music is uploaded to google music, but I still have 2 or 3 playlists and around 5 albums saved to local SD for those times where I might be without a signal completely or might lose the signal randomly.

  • steelew

    What other phone can boast that? …. oh yeah thats right NONE! I’ll take one, just put a case on that thing… its kinda ugly.

    • Hahaha

      Ehh.. Gflex 2 w/ upto 2TB storage?

      • Captain Obvious

        Gflex claim is theoretical…. There are no options out there for that size of Micro SDXC, or anything close, anyone could come out and say “this phone supports 1 yottabyte of storage” but it wouldn’t matter because it doesn’t exist. The V2 however can do what it claims right now, which is far beyond anything else that is currently available.

      • steelew

        I want some of what you’re smoking

  • oldmoney

    so sad that all these mind blowing specs phones are never seen in usa.

    • smokebomb


  • epeets

    It’s great but Kit Kat still doesn’t play nice with SD card storage without root. We need full write access to the SD card not just the ability to create and delete files!

    • Karls Peña

      Read the article. Comes rooted

    • ed

      You get full root access with the phone. If you go to the company’s website, it also claims that you can boot from the microSD.

    • smokebomb

      As long as you’re not using a 3rd party app like astro or androzip, you have full write access. For example, I have astro on my note 3 but I also have the Samsung file manager that came with the phone. I can do whatever I want with the Samsung one because it’s technically a system app as far as the OS is concerned. Yeah it’s kinda dumb that I can’t use the app I want to perform specific actions, but I still have the ability to do it regardless.

  • Anthony

    When you say that phone is ugly put a case… Man I’d choose that form factor any day over a -2inch phone. I’m not a fan of slim phones, I just love a devices that feels heavy in the hand, not like reallyreally heavy but the type that won’t be blown away by breeze.
    Also If it comes out with a removable bottom, then count me in cause I’m all into that design already.

  • TrueWords

    with toppings of touchwiz.

  • Richie Hernandez

    I can certainly appreciate this from a diversity and competition standpoint. The more options for consumers.. The better!

  • Rom Baluyot


  • I thought I’d have to get a modular device to have 2 SD slots. Glad to see this out there. Now we just need more OEMs to get on board.

  • KungFuPanda

    Why still KitKat?

  • NarutoNamikaze1010

    I always suggested dual SD card support for the past 3 years and now someone does it. My plead is heard XD

  • ichuck7

    I like the front facing speakers. To me though, the Nexus 6 is the ultimate multimedia device because of the larger screen and great speakers.

  • Captain Obvious

    This is how it should be done – phone manufactures of the world please pay attention! Dual SD card support should be more common, especially in flag ship phones, not to mention…. built in ROOT access!!!! HTC needs to pay special attention, this is how you do dual front speakers without making it look hideous with huge bezels that take up way to much space. If this comes to the US I will be all over it :)

    And for the naysayers about the SD cards: I would have one that stores; ringtones, app data, backups, custom ROM’s, photos, etc. then the other (hopefully hot swappable) for music, movies, and other media.

  • Emmet

    I really do hope this phone is as good as it seems. “5-inch 1080p display, the Saygus V2 packs a Snapdragon 801, 2.5GHz quad-core processor, 3GB of RAM and runs Android 4.4.4 KitKat. We know its got a 21MP rear camera with dual LED flash and a 13MP front shooter as well. Fingerprint scanner and Wireless Qi charging” If this phone comes with all of these things like it says, and performs well, I might get one…if they come to the US.

  • Now this is a real media device. Kudos to Saygus for inventing this piece of apparatus, though I have a feeling that it might be a bit pricey.

  • Sreekanth Vempati

    how this will become 320gb internal storage considering microSD cards memory and why do you waste our time?

  • Adil

    I stopped reading the Article once I read that will utilize Snapdragon 801.

    • vasanth

      same here

  • Nice specs. I like all that RAM, and rooted too, and speakers. A nice package. I hope it’s released in Australia.

  • KKShiz

    Appears to be a high quality. The 801 and kitkat are certainly not deal breakers for me. I can only hope this comes state side. But alas I’m on Verizon so I doubt I’ll get it.

  • Major Sceptic

    Talk is cheap, I think I’d be waiting for some reviews of said device.

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  • Captain_Doug

    This could be a pretty sweet setup depending on price. The SD801 has faster microsd support too.

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