Now Sony has an interesting new headache to deal with — Vaio is entering the smartphone space, looking to compete with its former firm.
The working title of the company’s first smartphone is “VAIO Phone” (model VA-10J). The VAIO Phone won’t target the premium crowd. Rather its spec is designed to appeal to budget buyers. The phone first showed up on a B-Mobile webpage, a site of Japanese mobile device distributor Japan Communication Inc. (TYO:9424).
Here’s the spec:
- Price: JP¥51,000 (~$420 USD), unlocked
- Body: 71.3 × 141.5 × 7.95 mm (2.81 x 5.57 x 0.313 in.)
- Weight: 130 g (4.86 oz.)
- OS: Android 5.0 “Lollipop” (32-bit)
- Display: 5-inch, 720p (1,280 x 720 pixel) LCD panel
- SoC: 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 chip by Qualcomm, Inc. (QCOM)
- Memory: 2 GB RAM
- Storage: 16 GB NAND flash + microSD (up to 64 GB)
- Cameras: 5-megapixel (front); 13 megapixel + flash + autofocus (rear)
- Battery: 2,500 mAh, non-removeable
- Identity: microSIM, swappable
- Cellular: GSM, HDPA+, 4G LTE (800, 1800, and 2000 MHz bands)
- Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi; Bluetooth 4.0; GPS (NOTE: no NFC)