This year's CES edition did see a few announcements from big players such as LG, Lenovo and Asus. However, it was Saygus, a fairly unknown name, which hogged all the headlines with its V2 (V Squared) smartphone that boasts of top-end specifications and unique features.
The Saygus V2 smartphone has aluminum rim and magnesium frames around the sides. The IPx7 certified smartphone is waterproof and can be submerged in up to 1 metre of water for thirty minutes.
The device has a 5 inch display with Full HD 'ArcticLink III' sunlight-readable screen and has back and front light sensors for screen lighting control. The company has added Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for extra protection.
The smartphone has a built in storage of 64GB and 2 built in microSD card slots which can support up to 128GB a slot. That is a whooping 320GB of storage. This has clearly not been seen on any tablets or smartphone.
Saygus V2 is powered by a 2.5Ghz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor paired with 3GB RAM. It has a 21MP rear camera along with a 13MP front facing camera and they both provide Optical Image Stabilization. There is also a dedicated camera shutter button.
The smartphone has Dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G) 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC (Android Beam), Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB 2.0/3.0, 3.5mm stereo audio and microphone jack.
The Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS smartphone offers a 3100 mAh removable battery which claims will offer long lasting talk time and the presence of wireless Qi charging will help improve the battery life.
The device has a biometric fingerprint side scanner and comes with Harman Kardon sound tech paired with 3D audio. The phone could feel a bit bulky but it weighs 141 grams.