VAIO introduces it’s first smartphone; features Lollipop and mid-range specs

Remember VAIO? It used be a popular laptop brand that’s formerly a part of the Sony Corporation. A year later after it was sold to investment firm Japan Industrial Partners, VAIO launched its first smartphone, aptly calling it the VAIO phone.


The device is only available in Japan by carrier B-mobile, with no . Specs wise, it is decidedly mid-range, but flaunts 4G connectivity and Android Lollipop.

The VAIO phone features a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad core CPU and 2GB of RAM. It also has 16GB of storage, which is enough for most users, with an option to expand via a microSD slot of up to 64GB, and a 2,500 mAh battery promising up to 800 minutes of talk time. Finally, the 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras.

Besides the mid-range specs, the design is reminiscent of Nexus 4 and 5, with glass materials flanking the device’s front and back. It actually looks pretty good, in my opinion. At the very least, the specs along with Lollipop should be able to offer satisfactory performance for most users.


VAIO phone key specs:

  • 5 inch 720p display
  • 1.2 GHz quad core CPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of storage (+microSD of up to 64GB)
  • 13MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2,500 mAh battery
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop

The VAIO smartphone will retail for just 4,000 Yen (around PHP1,500) with unlimited data plans from B-mobile in Japan. Too bad chances are slim that we’ll see it here or anywhere else. 

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Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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