VAIO Phone Biz announced with sleek design, Windows 10 software

We’re still waiting for Microsoft’s rumored Surface Phone, but in the meantime VAIO’s new Phone Biz may just do the trick. The device, which was recently announced in Japan, sports a sleek design, solid specs and Windows 10 Mobile software.

The VAIO Phone Biz features a classy aluminum frame with soft corners and a slight curve in back. It also comes equipped with a respectable 5.5-inch 1080p display, a 13-megapixel rear camera and 3GB of RAM. A mid-range Snapdragon 617 chip raises some red flags, though Microsoft recently added Continuum support for the processor. That means you’ll be able to hook it up to a keyboard and mouse to, theoretically, do some work. Unfortunately, we haven’t had a great experience with Continuum in the past, even on more powerful processors.

VAIO plans to sell the new phone SIM-free in Japan for about $400. It’s unclear if the company has any plans for a U.S. launch, though with new VAIO laptops already coming to America it’s possible the Phone Biz could be headed our way as well.

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