A few weeks ago, there was talk of VAIO Corporation releasing their first smartphone. Much was expected from the manufacturer after it was sold off by Sony. And right on cue, the company has officially unveiled the VA-10J handset, but only in Japan for the time being.
At first glance, we can notice that the handset has Android 5.0 on board in what is an almost stock UI. Since Sony doesn’t have a say in VAIO anymore, we don’t see any Xperia elements here. The smartphone has a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor of unknown make, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, 16GB of internal storage (expandable), 2GB of RAM, Android 5.0 Lollipop and a 2,500 mAh battery.
VAIO has collaborated with Japanese carrier b-mobile to bring the smartphone to the region. Clearly, the company is aiming low to begin with, which is not a bad idea when trying to enter an already crowded market segment. At this point, it’s tough to rule out a global launch, but VAIO is yet to provide details on that.
It was initially believed that Sony might have some say in the phone as it still holds a 5% stake in the company, but that doesn’t seem to be the case here.