First Vaio smartphone gets certified in Japan, retail packaging shows up

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First Vaio smartphone gets certified in Japan, retail packaging shows up
Last month, we told you about an alleged Vaio smartphone that's supposed to be announced on March 12. Now, it's been discovered that the handset, model number VA-10J, was approved by Japanese authorities back in December - which seemingly means that it can already be commercialized in Japan.

The VA-10J smartphone isn't a high-end one. Its features reportedly include a 5-inch 720p display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, a 13 MP rear camera, and a 5 MP front-facing camera. There are also 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory, while Android 5.0 Lollipop is available out of the box. Speaking of the box, Vaio officials recently showed off the retail packaging of the VA-10J - you can see it in the slideshow below. Unfortunately, the smartphone itself hasn't been revealed yet.

As you may know, Vaio is no longer a Sony brand. In early 2014, Sony sold the unit to a Japanese investment firm, thus Vaio became a standalone company. Most likely, the first Vaio smartphone will be sold only in Japan. But we'll let you know more about this as soon as new details are available.


via: Blog of Mobile (translated), PC Watch (translated)

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