The first VAIO smartphone is official with a $420 price tag

Vaio smartphone

Remember Sony’s VAIO brand? Well, they did away with it last year win a sale with JIP, and today we’re getting to see the first product from the new VAIO lineup. The VAIO smartphone has been made official, and it’s specs might just surprise you.

The VAIO smartphone has leaked plenty of times over the past few months, but today we finally got to put the rumors to rest and see what JIP is bringing to the table. The device offers up respectable specs, but will have plenty of competition on its hands from the likes of Xiaomi, Huawei and other manufacturers from the East as the VAIO is a midranger.

64-bit processors are the “in” thing in 2015, and the VAIO smartphone will sport a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 under its 5-inch 720p display. You’ll get 2GB of RAM to help things hum along, and there is 16GB of expandable storage to work with as well. The camera combo is listed at 13MP/5MP, and a 2,500mAh battery will provide the juice. As for the measurements, the VAIO measures 141.5mm x 71.3mm x 7.95mm and weighs 130grams. It will run Android 5.0 straight out of the box, and JPI is said to have taken it easy with any add-ons or customization.

At the moment, the VAIO smartphone is only available in Japan where it carries a price tag of around JPY51,000 which comes out to around $420 bucks unlocked in the states. There has been no word on an international release at this time but if successful, the device could find itself in India and other emerging markets.

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