A Japanese publication has tipped specifications of the upcoming Vaio smartphone, which is yet to be named and has also claimed that the company, owned by a Japanese investment fund (JIP), will launch it on March 12.
According to Blog of Mobile (first picked up by GSM Dome), the unnamed Vaio smartphone will feature a 5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display and will run Android 5.0 Lollipop out-of-the-box.
The handset is said to be powered by a 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) processor clocked at 1.2GHz. It is likely to include 2GB of RAM and will pack 16GB of inbuilt storage. The smartphone sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and also packs a 5-megapixel front camera. The first Vaio smartphone is said to be single-SIM and come with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. As of now, there is no word about 4G LTE support on the smartphone. There is also no word about expandable storage, battery capacity, price, and release date of the first Vaio smartphone.
We can expect the company to reveal more details about the smartphone at the March 12 event.
A report from January claimed that Vaio would collaborate with Japan Communications, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), to make the device. The report however suggested that the production of the handset would be outsourced.
The first Vaio smartphone is said to be priced between major brands and low-priced handsets already available in the market. For retail, Vaio will reportedly sell the smartphone via Japan Communication's sales channels.