Well well! After laying low all December, Saygus has finally shuffled to the social media microphone and hesitantly announced that their long-awaited smartphone, the Saygus V2, will be shipping sometime between now and the end of March.
Unfortunately, this is a story we’ve kind of heard before. Although Saygus is a little-known underdog that we’d really like to cheer for, this device originally premiered at CES 2015 – over a year ago – and has been plagued with postponements and missed deadlines ever since. Although the V2 drew appreciation at the showcase, many of those who pre-ordered wound up bailing on the device in spite of minor upgrades over the course of a year-long parade of delays.
What’s going on with Saygus?
The smartphone went on pre-order in February 2015, and was slated to arrive in customers’ hands soon after. However, “delays caused by manufacturing issues” pushed the official release back to late May. Then June. Then October. Now the company is announcing that we can expect to get these phones in our hands by the end of Q1 2016.
Don’t blame us if we’re a little skeptical. It’s all well and good to cheer for the underdog, but at this point the V2’s specs are severely dated for its price range (~$400). While this may have been an excellent mid-to-upper range device in early 2015, the times they are a-changing. The major flagship devices of 2016 are about to be announced, and the V2 is going to find itself swimming with some more highly-evolved sharks than it can probably compete with.
Did you pre-order a V2? Are you still waiting around for it, or did you bail? Let us know which and why in the comments below!