Sony sold off its shares in VAIO last year, which meant that the company would function independently. The Japanese manufacturer recently launched a couple of ultra-slim notebooks and it seems like the company is all set to make its entry into the smartphone business as well.
A new report suggests that the PC maker will announce a new smartphone on the 12th of March, which is in about two weeks from now. The company was initially believed to be launching a smartphone at the CES 2015 event last month. It is interesting to note that even though Sony has sold off most of its stake in VAIO, it still holds about 5% of the company, which could be tapped into bringing this new smartphone to the market.
Rumor suggests that this VAIO handset will have a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 SoC, a 13-megapixel rear camera, a 5-megapixel front camera, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Given that Sony is primarily focusing on high end smartphones, it makes sense for VAIO to take up the midrange segment under Sony’s (partial) command.
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Source: Blog of Mobile
Via: GSM Dome