Sony’s former PC division VAIO decided to try itself as an independent company. After some laptop models the manufacturer has introduced VAIO Phone Biz – aluminum smartphone with Windows 10 and Full HD display, which can make a good competition Microsoft’s Lumia devices.
Specifications VAIO Phone Biz
VAIO Phone Biz has 5.5-inch IPS display with resolution 1920×1080 pixels. So, new smartphone is one of the few devices with Full HD resolution that works on Windows Mobile 10.
Inside smartphone is Qualcomm Snapdragon 617, which consists of ARM Cortex-A53 cores up to 1.5 GHz. Processor has integrated LTE-A modem that allows up to 225 Mbit/s downstream.
VAIO installed 3GB of RAM, while the internal flash memory of smartphone is 16GB. A memory expansion via microSD card is possible. Bluetooth 4.0, LTE and Gigabit WLAN and NFC provided to the user. Battery capacity VAIO Phone Biz is 2800mAh.
In addition, the manufacturer has decided not to save money on cameras, that’s why on the front located 5-megapixel camera, while on the back is 13-megapixel sensor. Details on a possible optical image stabilizer or the diaphragm has not revealed.
Body thickness VAIO Phone Biz is 8.3 millimeters and weight is 167 grams.
As already mentioned, the Japanese smartphone focused on business customers of Windows 10. VAIO Phone Biz has fairly attractive design in which aluminum as body material is used. Also it is the first device with Windows Mobile 10, which is made entirely of metal. As we know, Microsoft released smartphones made of plastic.
Thanks to Snapdragon 617, VAIO Phone Biz can use Continuum mode, the special function Windows 10 Mobile. Users can connect external display via wireless connection. Even more interestingly, connection is made via Miracast, but not through microUSB 2.0 port on smartphone.
Price and release date VAIO Phone Biz
According to the manufacturer, VAIO Phone Biz will be available for sale in Japan since April. The price VAIO Phone Biz is unknown. However, as it usually happens, smartphone will be little more expensive for Japan.
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