VAIO Corporation, now 95-percent owned by Japan Industrial Partners, just unveil its first foray into the smartphone market. Subsequent an industry trend of naming simplicity in latest months, the device is plainly called the VAIO Phone.
The handset is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, most probably within a Snapdragon 410 chipset. 2GB of RAM should suggest adequate multitasking capability, while the 16GB of built-in storage can be expanded via microSD.
The VAIO Phone sports a 5-inch TFT IPS display of 1,280X720 pixels resolution and a rather general these days 13MP/5MP camera combo. Non-removable battery capability is 2,500mAh; up to 15 hours talk time and 500 hours standby, fitted in a body measuring 141.5 x 71.3 x 7.95mm and weighing 130g. Observant users have sharping out that the VAIO Phone is not different the Panasonic Eluga U2, but with the notable difference that the Panasonic screen is FullHD.
On the connectivity Vaio Phone has 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS.
The smartphone boots Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, without lot VAIO customizations. The Phone will set you back JPY3,000 upfront ($25 more or less), and JPY2,000 for 24 months, for a total of JPY51,000 ($420). Unlimited data plan is JPY1,980 a month on top of that.