Utah-based Saygus, who had announced plans to enter the Android smartphone market several years ago but never launched a product, now claims it is working on a new device that will have "multiple ground-breaking features."

We've been down this road before with this company. They first announced plans for the Vphone, a QWERTY-based Android smartphone, way back in 2009. The last we heard of both the Vphone and Saygus was in August 2011, when the company said the Vphone had become the first consumer phone to pass Verizon's Open Device Initiative (ODI) certification. After that ... nothing. We mean that. No further announcements came from Saygus and the Vphone was never released.


Fast forward to today, over three years later, and Saygus released, out of nowhere, a press release proclaiming it is still around and working on a new smartphone with lots of impressive, but also very general, features. Engadget has also obtained more specific information on the phone, along with some images. It also turns out Saygus' website has images of the device on a public-facing portion of its site ... not quite a tight ship.

They report that the device is called the V-Squared and that it will have a 5-inch 1080p display, a quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon processor, a whopping 64GB of onboard storage, and a high end camera with optical image stabilization. It also says that the V-Squared will have more exotic features like a new kind of biometric scanner, 60GHz Wireless HD streaming and a way to extend its 3500mAh battery's normal life by as much as 50 percent.

Sounds like a very high end device, but considering Saygus' past history, we will believe it when the V-Squared is actually a real smartphone that's sold to the public. What do you think: Is Saygus going to launch this product or is this just another vaporware smartphone?

Source: Saygus; (2); More: Engadget