According to new reports, Vaio is set to unveil its first Windows 10 Mobile smartphone later this week.
Vaio, the former Sony computer brand which spun off into its own company, will unveil a Windows 10-powered smartphone in a press event on Thursday, February 4. The event will be hosted by Vaio President Ota Yoshimi and Microsoft's Japanese president; NTT DoCoMo managing director Takagi Kazuhiro and the former designer of Sony tablets, Mr. Tsuyoshi Iwai, will also make an appearance. The designer is believed to have worked on the upcoming Windows 10 smartphone. Vaio has unveiled several premium computers, including the Vaio Z Canvas tablet and Vaio Z Flip convertible, but this will be its first Windows smartphone.
The company first announced that it was working on a Windows 10 phone back in October 2015, but Vaio did not reveal much about the device at that time. The company said the smartphone would have mid-range specs, was aimed at the corporate market, and would support Continuum, suggesting it would feature a Snapdragon 617 processor or better. In October, Vaio said the smartphone was set to arrive in early 2016 and now, the company is officially taking the wraps off the Windows 10 phone. The device is expected to launch initially in Japan and there is no word on if the Vaio smartphone will launch elsewhere. Vaio has confirmed the event but has not announced any further details on the upcoming smartphone at this time. All details about the device are expected to be revealed at this week's event.
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