After a period of silence, Saygus, the company behind the long-delayed Saygus V2 smartphone, has taken to its official Twitter account to say that buyers can expect their devices to start shipping sometime in Q1 2016. Going a bit further, Saygus says that some business differences with one of its manufacturing partners are to blame for the delays. From Saygus:
The Holidays were busy and we apologize for the lack of updates! Our second ODM in 2015 was released for the vast difference in biz policy— Team Saygus (@Saygus) January 18, 2016
It has been a great relief not having to count on the words from a partner who may or may not provide us with accurate details or updates.— Team Saygus (@Saygus) January 18, 2016
Details: We hoped to ship in February, but the Chinese New Year eats up a couple of weeks then. Our CES 2016 projection of 'Q1" appears safe— Team Saygus (@Saygus) January 18, 2016
Unfortunately for those who put in a pre-order for the Saygus V2, delays have come to be expected. Prior to the most recent tweets, Saygus stated that it had hoped to ship in October, then November, before going silent altogether throughout December of 2015. Hopefully the manufacturing problems that caused the first set of delays are indeed taken care of, and those that are still waiting on a V2 will see them soon.
Source: Saygus (Twitter)