Saygus Takes Aim at UltraHD on Mobile

Aiming to bring long-format UltraHD to mobiles, little-known US company Saygus has introduced the Saygus V² – a smartphone with up to 320GB of storage.

UltraHD recorded at 30fps takes up about 2GB for every minute of video – the average storage of 32GB – 64GB will only hold about 15-30 minutes of video. Saygus, however, is attempting to future-proof its phone; as well as 64GB of internal storage, the two microSD slots can each hold a 120GB card.

Despite the lack of an UltraHD display (5″ 1920 x 1080, protected by Gorilla Glass 3), the phone is still capable of holding a film using the format and sending it to a larger screen through MHL.

Other specs are similarly impressive. The phone features IPx7 waterproofing, ambient light sensors on the front and rear, 21MP/13MP rear/front cameras, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor running Android 4.4.4 and 3GB of RAM. The 3,100mAh battery is removable, and can be powered wirelessly using the Qi standard.

Saygus’ V² is available to pre-order in the USA now, for $600.