If am not mistaken one of the most anticipated Windows Phone handsets announced earlier this year, which is VAIO Phone Biz, has just been released on the market. It's been almost three months since the Japanese company revealed its plans to launch the high-end smartphone, but as the saying goes, better late than never.
Beginning this week, customers in Japan can order the Phone Biz via VAIO's online store. But i must add here that the bad news is that the device is much more expensive than previously thought.
When VAIO Phone Biz was announced in early February, it cost $430 outright, but the price the Japanese company is now asking for the handset is much higher, at $535.
On top of that, Windows Phone fans will be disappointed to know that VAIO Phone Biz is only available for purchase in Japan, and it's unlikely that it will be released in other countries. In fact, Vaio announced a few months ago that Phone Biz would not be launched outside Japan, at least not for the time being.
If you haven't been in the loop with VAIO's new Phone Biz smartphone, here is a quick recap of what it has to offer in terms of specs.
Slightly overpriced considering the specs inside
As the title says, VAIO Phone Biz ships with Windows 10 Mobile operating system right out of the box, and will probably continue to receive updates via Microsoft.
On the inside, the smartphone packs a decent 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card slot.
On the back, there's a 13-megapixel photo snapper with autofocus, LED flash, and video recording, whereas on the front there's a secondary 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
VAIO Phone Biz sports a larger 5.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display that supports full HD (1080p) resolution, but there's no mention of Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
Let me quickly add here. Obviously, it packs all the necessary connectivity options aside from dual-SIM. Also, it's powered by a slightly lower 2,800 mAh battery, which hasn't been rated by VAIO yet. But if is true then i think it worth the cash or what do you think?