The Saygus V2 was a hot-button item at this year’s CES 2015 trade show, and for good reason. It comes with some of the most sought-after multimedia features on any current smartphone to date, and was slated to be sold at a sub-$600 price point. Up until now, Saygus has only offered folks the ability to pre-register for the device, which was simply was a way to hold a place in line and receive an alert when pre-orders opened up. While pre-orders were supposed to start today, the company has since announced that the pre-registration deadline will be extended to Monday, February 2nd at 11:59 PM MST, after that the device will be available for pre-order at price of $549.
For those curious, the Saygus V2 has a 5-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Gorilla Glass 4, a 21MP rear-facing camera, a 13MP front-facing camera (with OIS), a hardware camera button, 3GB of RAM and a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor. It also comes with Qi wireless charging, front-facing speakers and built-in Harman Kardon sound technology. The phone also has 64GB of on-board storage, two MicroSD card slots totaling an extra 256GB, and a removable 3100mAh battery.
In addition to the handset, Saygus is throwing in a few extras for those who pre-register between now and February 2nd: namely an additional battery and a customized, replaceable glass screen protector. Those who pre-register will receive a coupon code for the introductory package that they can apply once pre-orders open on February 2nd. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing, Saygus’ site appears to be “down for maintenance”, so if you’re interested in pre-registering you may have to try again later.
As for how long Saygus will be taking pre-orders? For now Saygus has yet to announce an exact time frame, though they have revealed that the phone will jump up to $599 after the pre-order window ends. Whether that is a few weeks or months from now is anyone’s guess.
If you’d like some more information on the Saygus V2, head to our initial hands-on and first impressions from CES 2015. Is anyone out there interested in picking one up? Let us know in the comments!