Inline with our recent reports, VAIO has indeed come up with its first smartphone which will be interestingly rivaling against its previous parent company’s Xperia series. The VAIO brand is still perceived well and has a sizable clout of people who trust the brand. According to Blogofmobile, the company would be launching the phone in Japan on March 20.Sony had sold off the VAIO PC business last year to Japan Industrial partners. VAIO ever since than has considerably streamlined its operation and has been focusing on the laptop business.The new VAIO smartphone does not come with any innovative bits that are expected to raise eyebrows and instead it is just like any other mid-range Android phones in the market.
The VAIO smartphone will come with a 5-inch HD display, quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor clocked at 1.2GHz and paired with a 2GB of RAM. It will be sporting a 13-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel secondary camera and 16GB of internal memory. On the software front, it will run on Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The phone tries to impress with glossy black and curvy plastic edges that don’t look sleek or elegant from any angle. The VAIO smartphone is expected to be running on stock Android and wont be spoiled with additional bloatware. There is no words on if the phone will be released globally and the fact that it will be costing nearly $420 won’t help it sell either.