VAIO smartphone announced for Japan

Remember we told you about a certain VAIO phone, not made by Sony, expected for CES? It didn’t show up at CES, and it didn’t show up at MWC either, but it is now official in Japan. To put things in context, Sony has sold off its VAIO division, and, apparently, the new owners are using the brand for a smartphone as well.

The VAIO smartphone should go live on March 20 in Japan, through b-mobile, with a 1.2GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, five-inch 720p display, 13MP camera and Android 5.0. However, the VAIO phone apparently not only looks identical to the Panasonic Eluga U2, but it also packs the same internals, while it sets you back a lot less. Expect the VAIO smartphone to cost around 51,000 yen, around $420, and, considering what it brings to the table, it might not sell as candy.

Source: Engadget

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