VAIO Corp. Launches Its First Smartphone: VAIO Phone

VAIO Corp. Launches Its First Smartphone: VAIO Phone

VAIO Corporation was formed when Sony sold its computer business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) last year, and the new company wanted to focus on selling VAIO-branded laptops in Japan for the future.

The future is here, and with it comes the first mobile product from the new company, simply called the VAIO phone.

VAIO Phone

The phone looks a lot like the Nexus 4, with its glass back panel, and as blogofmobile points out, looks like a rebranded Panasonic Eluga U2.

Panasonic Eluga U2

For the internals, the phone features a 1.2GHz quad core processor with 2GB RAM. The phone also has a 5-inch 720p display, along with a 13MP rear camera and Micro-sd support. The phone runs on Android 5.0, which should run well with the mid range specs on the device.

The phone was announced through Japanese MVNO, b-mobile, which is offering the device for around ¥4,000 ($33) a month along with unlimited data. Outside b-mobile, the phone is available in Japan for ¥51,000 ($420).

If you think the device has no stand out points in the current market, you wouldn’t be wrong. Apart from being VAIO’s first smartphone, the device offers little to sway the customers from other, better offerings when considering outright purchase.

What do you think about this device, considering the fact that it is VAIO’s first smartphone? Let us know in the comments below!

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Aamir Siddiqui
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I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]