Vaio launches its first smartphone in Japan, called the Vaio Phone (VA-10J)

Vaio launches its first smartphone in Japan, called the Vaio Phone (VA-10J)

Vaio, the former Sony laptop unit finally enters the smartphone space with the launch of the first smartphone, the Vaio Phone (VA-10J).

The company has launched the smartphone in Japan and has been priced at JPY 51,000 (approximately Rs. 26,350) for the unlocked model.

The handset is also available from the Japanese telecom carrier B-mobile at JPY 4,000 (approximately Rs. 2,070) which comes with unlimited data plans.

The Vaio Phone (VA-10J) is an upper mid-range device, which packs some decent specifications to stand against its competitors.

It features a 5-inch HD (720×1280 pixels) IPS OGS display and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core (unspecified chipset) processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

There is a 13-megapixel shooter at rear accompanied by an LED flash and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera also onboard. The rear camera is capable of shooting can record.

The Vaio Phone (VA-10J) includes 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 64GB), packs a 2500mAh non-removable battery and runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.

Connectivity options on the smartphone include 4G LTE apart from Bluetooth, GPS/ A-GPS, Wi-Fi, and Micro-USB.