Two years after Sony pulled the plug on VAIO, the iconic brand seems to slowly getting back on track and has recently released its first foray in the smartphone scene, the VAIO Phone Biz.
Unlike the youthful vibe that we’ve grown accustomed to on Windows Phone smartphones, the Phone Biz inherits the sophisticated look of VAIO devices that came before it. This is, mostly, thanks to its sleek aluminum body coated in silver.
The handset dons a 5.5-inch, 1080p display on the front and bears the iconic VAIO logo engraved on the other side, just below its 13-megapixel rear camera. The VAIO Phone Biz runs on a Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and it comes pre-installed with Windows 10 out of the box.
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core processor|
|Display||5.5-inch Full-HD display, 1920 x 1080|
|Storage||Expandable 16GB internal storage (supports up to 64GB MicroSD card)|
|Camera||13MP (rear) + HD front camera|
|SIM||Single MicroSIM, LTE|
|Dimensions||156.1 x 77 x 8.3mm|
The new VAIO Phone Biz will hit the shelves starting next month and can be had for JPY 50,000 or roughly twenty grand in our local currency. There’s currently no word if the said handset will be marketed outside Japan.