VAIO isn’t part of Sony anymore, which means that it’s free to do what it wants. And apparently make a smartphone that’s going to launch on a small carrier in Japan is something they want to do. So they’ve officially unveiled the VAIO Phone, and manages to keep things modest when it comes to specs.
The VAIO Phone features a five-inch 720p display, there’s a 1.2GHz processor under the hood and it’s equipped with 2GB of RAM. There’s a 13-megapixel camera on the back, but there’s no fancy — or even impressive — camera technology at work behind the scenes. It’s also running Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box. As far as a launch goes, the VAIO Phone will be available on b-mobile, a smaller carrier in Japan, on March 20.
The carrier will be offering it for around $33, or 4,000 yen, with unlimited data. If customers just want to buy it outright, that’ll run them around $420, or 51,000 yen.
What do you think of the VAIO Phone?