VAIO just announced its first smartphone, the VAIO Phone. We all know this name from the Sony Empire, where it was merely a brand, but last year it was sold off and now it has become a competitor on the smartware market. Its phone is now official and it will become available on Japanese carrier B-Mobile starting March 20th.
VAIO Phone is a LTE device with a very clean Android 5.0 build without much bloatware. It looks a lot like Nexus 4, both inside and out. Below you can see the spec list:
- 2GHz Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB storage
- 5-inch 720p display
- 13MP camera
- 2500mAh battery
- Android 5.0 OS.
VAIO’s attempt at the mobile market proves to be a mid-level design with a price of $420 or 51,000yen. It is a bit of a high price, but maybe they’re just trying to become a real player on the Android market as soon as possible.