320GB Saygus Phone At CES

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Saygus has been showing off what they call a "Super Smarphone". This phone is suped up for sure. It has a spec list on on steroids. Specs include a modest 5" 1080p display, and a quadcore processor clocked at 2.6Ghz and 3GB of Ram. The Saygus V2 is for the person who consumes tons of media. The phone can handle up to 320GB of storage. You get 64GB preloaded internal storage, and two SDCard slots. Cameras include a 21mp rear facing camera and a 13mp front facing camera. Other key features include Harmon Kardon speakers, fingerprint scanner, Qi charger, and more. This is a pretty sweet looking phone, but Saygus is not divulging the release date or pricing.

Via TheVerge

Here's a link straight to the company's landing page for this phone: Saygus The V
 
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That is one beast of a phone. I am genuinely impressed with it's looks, fingerprint scanner, storage capacity (dual SD cards), Harmon Kardon speakers, and the LEDs (two??? Why?)
 
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That is one beast of a phone. I am genuinely impressed with it's looks, fingerprint scanner, storage capacity (dual SD cards), Harmon Kardon speakers, and the LEDs (two??? Why?)
I think what you meant to say was "Why NOT?" Haha!

All-in-all, I'm not sure I'd call this thing a BEAST in any sense other than it's ability to hoard that much data. All of the rest of the specs are kinda hovering around others are right now, but for those who find themselves at the end of the line with a 128GB card, if you need more than this thing offers, you might wanna do some re-evaluating.
 

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Specs look very good for a current top shelf phone, but the storage WOW!! Blows them all out of the water. Removable battery, nice. It all comes down to how it functions in real life. With a start up company, you never know. Does it have the hardware to pull in a signal like a moto? Battery life?? Is it as smooth as a Sammy? Does it take pictures like an iphone? The price point seems pretty good too. They say that it is expected to be $100 less than other top of the line phones. If they can do it, why can't Moto or Sammy do it? They can, they just choose not to. Hopefully it will be a great phone and it will push the others to follow suit. Better and better devices. YAY!!
 

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Personally, I'm all for 1080p phone displays. They consume much less power and the difference in screen quality over a comparable 4K model is negligible on such a small screen. Sure it's noticeable, but not to the point where it's worth sacrificing overall battery life.
Regardless, this device will definitely help steer the market in the right direction with its massive storage capabilities.

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Awesomesauce!
Personally, I'm all for 1080p phone displays. They consume much less power overall and the difference in screen quality over a comparable 4K model is negligible on such a small screen. Sure it's noticeable, but not to the point where it's worth sacrificing overall battery life.
Regardless, this device will definitely help steer the market in the right direction with its massive storage capabilities.

S5 tap'n
At the end of the day, you're still pushing up against Google's stance that sd cards are too complicated for users though.

I'm just glad to see any oem allow sd cards, let alone 2. In wondering how that space is managed by the software, being split. Would be interesting to see if it's all viewed as one volume or 2 positions.

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I seriously doubt Google will completely abandon ext sd cards. Not as long as manufacturers continue releasing phones like this. On top of that, most consumers continue to strongly support external sd cards over cloud storage.
If I'm not mistaken, didn't the release of 5.0 return the option of moving apps to SD?

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I seriously doubt Google will completely abandon ext sd cards. Not as long as manufacturers continue releasing phones like this. On top of that, most consumers continue to strongly support external sd cards over cloud storage.
If I'm not mistaken, didn't the release of 5.0 return the option of moving apps to SD?

S5 tap'n
I know they did back-peddle a bit on sd cards, but I forget exactly what they gave back.
 

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I think what you meant to say was "Why NOT?" Haha!

All-in-all, I'm not sure I'd call this thing a BEAST in any sense other than it's ability to hoard that much data. All of the rest of the specs are kinda hovering around others are right now, but for those who find themselves at the end of the line with a 128GB card, if you need more than this thing offers, you might wanna do some re-evaluating.

What I meant by beast was both the huge access to storage both internally and by not just one, but TWO MicroSD card slots (again, TWO???). Also what makes this a beast is by the Harmon Kardon speakers - a definite step in the right direction for ALL Cellphone manufacturers to learn from (co-branding is a great way to enhance value and performance while allowing both manufacturers to leverage each others' successes and reputations and build marketshare).

Still further, I agree with @jkaod , in regards to the removable battery. Don't get me wrong...I'm not necessarily an advocate of removable batteries per se, since they bring with them added potential contact failure points, and also disrupt the case's integrity to ward off dust, dirt and moisture, however there is a genuine value in being able to easily replace it yourself, as well as manufacturers being able to even add an extended battery option as was the case with the OGD, and (is), with many other phones.

Yet another "benefit" is actually the lower resolution of the screen. I agree with @cr6 that 1080P (or is it 1080P HD), resolution is plenty for a 5 - 5.5" screen, and will result in less load on the processor/coprocessor as well as less power consumption. Then there's the fingerprint scanner and two huge cameras...

I guess what I'm saying is that in order to be a "beast" IMHO, it doesn't mean that all the specs need to be top end. On the contrary, they should be sufficient at least, to do the job with no lag and have sufficient headroom going forward to last as a serviceable device for at least 2 years. In other words, it should be equipped to do the job, and do it well. Moto X 1st generation is a perfect example of that.

This phone has it all...current top specs in some respects, quite capable specs in others, and even some cutting edge specs where it counts. That's what can set apart a great phone from a "cutting edge" device that trips over itself or is criticized for not hitting on all cylinders.
 

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I hear you completely. I also think a removable battery is a great idea with that much storage. If you fill it with pictures or especially videos & music & intend to be viewing / listening to all of that media, that battery's gonna feel it regularly.

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A phone with a removable battery trumps a unibody phone any day of the week. There are no issues with contact points or dust. Take the S5 as an example. It is certified and has a removable back.

Google gave back the option for apps to write to the SDCard. The step they took to protect the security of phones with external SDCards was necessary. It just surprised me that they didn't push the fix before Lollipop.
 

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A phone with a removable battery trumps a unibody phone any day of the week. There are no issues with contact points or dust. Take the S5 as an example. It is certified and has a removable back.

Google gave back the option for apps to write to the SDCard. The step they took to protect the security of phones with external SDCards was necessary. It just surprised me that they didn't push the fix before Lollipop.

I don't disagree with you completely, @Ollie , and especially with respect to the S5 since I've had NO exposure to that phone at all. Just curious, with regard to the S5 and by the word "certified", do you mean certified water resistant or something other?

Truth is most phones with removable backs/batteries seem to be free of problems in that regard, but I have seen my fair share of phones dropped with removable backs where what has often happened is that at the point of impact the back flies off, the battery is ejected, and the phone goes flying in another direction. In fact, my OGD and D2 have both been dropped by my son on several occasions, fortunately the screen never cracked - however the cover and battery has gone flying on several occasions. I've seen the same thing happen with an S4. I've never seen the back or battery come off of a phone dropped which doesn't have a removeable back.

I have also been in threads in the past where the phones would cut off or go black while on a call, and it seemed to be related to a loose battery. I am sure I could find an example of that if I searched.

These may be rare examples, but they happened.

Another thing that may be a contributing factor regarding removable backs/batteries is that the tabs that hold them on (depending on the design), could potentially begin to round off over time and eventually the back may become more succeptible to falling off, and with it the battery.
 
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