Vaio has officially launched their first smartphone in the market. After their split from Sony last year this is first vaio product since then. For all those who don’t know Vaio is an standalone Japanese company from last year as Sony sold the laptop brand to a local investment firm. There have been some news for quite some time that Vaio will possibly launch a smartphone. Vaio has named it Vaio Phone VA-10J.
Vaio Phone features a 5 inch display with HD resolution which is quite the norm now for years. It runs Android Lollipop 5.0 out of the box and is powered by a 64 bit quad-core Qualcomm SnapDragon 410 processor which is a little bit on the downside as snapdragon 410 is a bit old and newer smartphones are coming with newer version of the CPU. Though it comes with 2 GB ram so multitasking will be butter smooth and hassle free. The new offering from Vaio is a single sim phone and has 16 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 64 GB with Micro SD card slot.
Vaio Phone is LTE enabled and weighs just 130 grams. It brings on board 13 MP Auto focus rear camera with LED flash. The rear camera is capable of recording full HD i.e. 1080p videos. The front camera is 5 MP for capturing selfies and video calling. Vaio Phone packs a 2500 mAh non-removable battery. The battery promises a talk time of 13 hours and 500 hours of standby time. The phone is available in Black color only.
It is launched in Japan for $420 and as of now there is no confirmation from Vaio whether they will be launching the Vaio Smartphone globally or not. Although if the reports are to believed then the first Vaio Smartphone is a re-branded Eluga U2 from Panasonic which is another Japanese company.