2015's dark horse superphone will launch on February 2

Saygus V2

The impressive Saygus V2 appeared at CES 2015 and proved it was the best smartphone you've probably never heard of. A pre-order price of $549 for the device has now been announced, but you'll want to be quick.

Saygus is expecting a lot of attention for its new handset, with the pre-order registration period being extended to midday on Monday February 2. Pre-orders will officially commence at 11:59pm MST on the same day from Saygus' website.

Those who are organised enough to pre-register before they pre-order won't just get a special introductory price, which is $50 off the standard $599 cost, but will also get an extra battery and a customised replaceable glass screen protector.

Coming worldwide

Although the prices and times of the pre-order are rather US specific, we've had it confirmed that the Saygus V2 will be available worldwide as a GSM unlocked variant.

There will be a limit of 10 units per customer, so it seems like Saygus is confident it has a hit on its hands.

From what we saw at CES 2015, it could be right to expect as much. The Saygus V2 will come with a 5-inch Full HD display, 3GB of RAM, a massive (removable) 3100mAh battery (that can last 50% longer than phones with similar batteries) and a Snapdragon 801 chipset.

The rear-facing camera will be a 21-megapixel snapper, with the front camera boasting of an almost just as impressive 13-megapixel sensor.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.