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Saygus to sell V2 smartphone for $549

For a limited time during its initial launch, Saygus' waterproof V2 handset will be available for $549.

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Following its announcement for preorder availability, Utah-based mobile manufacturer Saygus has now confirmed the pricing of its V2 (pronounced V-squared) smartphone. For a limited time, the Android 4.4 KitKat will cost $549 unlocked (which converts to £364 or AU$705) during its initial launch. After that, the handset will carry its standard price of $599 (£397, AU$769).

In addition, the preorder window has been extended from today at 11:00 a.m. PT, to Monday, February 2, at 10:59 p.m. PT. When CNET first spoke with Saygus at CES 2015, the company anticipated the phone would be ready for global shipping by Q1 of 2015.

The handset garnered attention during the tech show for its numerous amount of futures, including a 21-megapixel rear-facing camera, two microSD card slots that total up to 256GB of expandable memory, and a waterproof construction.

It also has a fingerprint scanner, a 13-megapixel front-facing camera with optical image stabilization and a 3,100mAh battery with wireless charging capabilities.

For more about the device, check out our hands-on preview .