Japanese VAIO has launched a new smartphone powered by Windows 10 Mobile. The VAIO Phone Biz (VPB0511S) is designed for business users who want to use their smartphone as a PC with the assistant of the Continuum feature. Unlike the Microsoft’s plastic built Lumia recent flagship smartphones, the VAIO Phone Biz features a sleek and robust body made of machined aluminum with the VAIO logo meticulously carved at the back.
Inside its silver aluminum housing, the VAIO Phone Biz packs a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 Full-HD display, a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 octa-core (1.5GHz quad-core + 1.2GHz quad-core) processor, 3G of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD slot supports up to 64GB of addition memory, 2800mAh battery, 13-Megapixel rear camera along with a 5-Megapixel front-facing shooter.
The device supports 4G LTE and has Wi-Fi 802.11a /b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, Micro-USB 2.0, inbuilt-mono speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro-SIM port. The Phone Biz is not the thinnest handset on the market, it measures 156.1 x 77.0 x 8.3mm and weighs about 167 grams. The VAIO Phone Biz is offered unlocked SIM-Free and will go on sale in Japan starting April for JPY ¥50,000 (~$424 – £291 – €383 – $594 AUD).