Here’s something you might not know: Sony doesn’t own the VAIO brand anymore. Over a year ago they spun off their VAIO computer business as its own entity. Now, free from Sony, VAIO is making their own smartphone. Unfortunately, it’s not nearly as nice as the smartphones Sony has been releasing. In fact it’s basically just a re-purposed Panasonic phone.
The VIAO phone is a very plain-looking device. It has a perfectly flat back, tapered sides, and not much else. In terms of specs it has a 5-inch 720p display, 1.2GHz processor, 13MP camera, 2GB of RAM, and it runs stock Android Lollipop. The VAIO phone is exactly the same as a phone you’ve probably never heard of: the Panasonic Eluga U2. It would seem that VAIO has simply put their own branding on the device.
The VAIO phone will go on sale later this month in Japan. It’s not nearly as nice as the VAIO devices that were made under Sony’s leadership, but it’s a decent Android device.