VAIO Phone Biz with support for Continuum running Windows 10 Mobile unveiled

VAIO introduces its first Windows 10 Mobile device with a stylish aluminum body and Continuum support.

VAIO Phone Biz running Windows 10 Mobile

Although, Microsoft continues to struggle on the mobile market, VAIO, the former laptop division from Sony, is yet another company betting on Windows 10 Mobile by unveiling the “VAIO Phone Biz”. This is the first Windows phone the Japanese company is releasing with the VAIO brand.

While the Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are great devices, many customers have been disappointed over the plastic materials. On the other hand, the VAIO Phone Biz has a sleek design and silver-finish aluminum body.

As the name suggests, the Japanese computer manufacturer is aiming its new Windows 10 Mobile phone to business professionals, rather than regular consumers, and the device not only delivers on designs, but also on some tech specs.

The VAIO Phone Biz has a 5.5-inch 1080p display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor, which makes it a mid-range phone. The inclusion of the 617 processor also allows the mobile device to support Continuum for phone in Windows 10 Mobile to turn the device into a PC-like experience. However, Continuum is only possible using Miracast wireless technology as the VAIO Phone Biz lacks of a USB-C type.

VAIO Phone Biz tech specs

  • 5.5-inch LCD Full HD (1920x1080px)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 Okutakoa 1.5 GHz (quad-core) + 1.2 GHz (quad-core)
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal storage (64 GB microSD)
  • 13MP back-facing camera
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Mono speaker
  • 2800mAh battery
  • microUSB 2.0
  • Dimensions 156.1 x 77 x 8.3mm
  • Weight 167 grams

VAIO Phone Biz front

The Japanese computer manufacturer will begin selling its aluminum premium phone running Windows 10 Mobile on April for $424 unlocked. VAIO is also partnering with the Japanese carrier NTT Docomo to offer a number of applications and connectivity support.

Update, April 25, 2016: VAIO Phone Biz running Windows 10 Mobile is now available for purchase at the VAIO Store.

Source VAIO via The Verge | Image credit Engadget

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