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.
VAIO Phone Biz VPB0511S Windows 10 SmartphoneInside 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).