Vaio, the Brand name once known for its laptops has entered smratphone market with its first Android 5.0 smartphone VAIO Phone VA-10J.

The popular laptop and computer brand Vaio, which last year was sold by Sony to a investment firm, Japan Industrial Partners. The company which is now no longer a part of Sony, seems to be picking were Sony left off by entering the lucrative and ultra competitive smartphone market.

The companies first smartphone, VAIO Phone VA-10J runs Android Lollipop 5.0 and has 4G Compatibility. The smartphone is set to be launched on March 20th in Japan in collaboration with b-mobile, a Japanese mobile carrier.

Specs and Features

Model number VA-10J
Color Black
Size width (W) × height (H) × thickness (D) About 71.3 × 141.5 × 7.95mm
Weight About 130g
continuous talk time / Continuous standby time Up to about 800 minutes / up to about 500 hours
Battery capacity 2,500mAh
Battery removal ×
OS Android ™ 5.0 Lolipop 32 bit
CPU 1.2GHz, quad-core
Internal ROM / internal RAM ROM16GB / RAM2GB
External media standard / maximum capacity microSD / 64GB
SIM type Micro SIM

Vaio Phone is priced at $33 (4,000 Yen) with unlimited data plans from B-mobile in Japan or about $420, or 51,000 yen without the carrier contracts.