Saygus V2 to ship by the end of first quarter
Although Saygus V2 pre-orders began almost a year ago, this "super smartphone" did not reach anyone yet. Fortunately, it seems that this waterproof Android handset is not vaporware and will eventually reach those interested. Unfortunately, they still have to wait a few more months until that happens.
While this handset is built in the US and still has a few features that make it stand out, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 SoC is no longer high-end now, and the same can be said about the 5-inch full HD display. However, those who will get it will surely enjoy having a handset that sports a hardened Kevlar protective edge with aluminum sides, optical image stabilization for both cameras (13 MP front and 21 MP main one), or front-facing Harman Kardon speakers. Additional features include 4G LTE connectivity, a fingerprint reader, wireless charging, as well as microSD support.
Saygus recently announced on social media that their IPX7-rated Android handset should be ready to ship by the end of Q1. Unfortunately, manufacturing issues delayed its official release at least three times so far so it would be great to see them finally pulling this through. Remains to see if it is not already too late for this.