Shortly after ejecting from Sony, the folks at Vaio are going up against their former company with a smartphone to compete with the Sony Xperia line.
The Vaio name will no doubt be familiar as the brand name of Sony's laptops. But as part of a raft of cost-cutting measures,. The new company kept the Vaio name and logo for its and has now slapped the logo on the back of a mid-range phone.
The new phone was revealed by Japanese operator B-mobile. It will be released on 20 March in Japan and costs 51,000 yen. This converts to roughly $420, £280 or AU$550, but it seems unlikely it'll cross to other shores.
Inside the 7.95mm-thick Vaio phone is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 2GB of RAM. It sports a 5-inch 720p display and 13-megapixel camera, and it's powered by the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software.
Meanwhile Sony hasn't stopped with ditching laptops, and in February also publicised. Earlier this week the company announced the , which had failed to bring together its gaming and Android device sectors.