The Saygus V2 grabbed a lot of attention when it was announced at CES 2015 thanks to its removable 3100mAh battery, 21-megapixel rear camera, and dual microSD slots. After it went up for pre-order in February, though, the phone kind of fell off the radar. Now its back with some notable spec changes and a new crowdfunding campaign.
The Saygus V Squared is now available through an Indiegogo campaign, complete with an upgrade to dual SIM slots and Android 5.1, which is a jump from the Android 4.4.4 software that it was originally slated to ship with. Saygus says that its original manufacturer couldn’t meet its quality requirements, causing it to change manufacturers, and in the process Saygus decided to beef up the V Squared’s specs.
The V Squared’s campaign includes a $600 early bird option, a standard $650 phone, and a $770 Collector’s Pack that includes swag from Saygus’s E3 launch party and a Wireless HD dongle for beaming content to a screen.
Saygus notes that anyone that previously pre-ordered a V Squared has been alerted to the launch of this Indiegogo campaign. Judging by Considering that Saygus has amassed nearly $900,000 in three hours while only moving a few of its perks, it looks like the company has moved its previous pre-orders to Indiegogo to have them count toward its $1 million goal.
So when will the Saygus V Squared actually launch? According to Saygus’s schedule, the device will begin shipping in fall 2015. That’s disappointing for those folks that pre-ordered way back in February, but at least now they know that their phone will at least come with Android 5.1 out of the box. If you haven’t yet pre-ordered a V Squared but are now considering it thanks to the updates announced today, you can check the V Squared out at the Indiegogo link below.