Sony just introduced a brand new member to its mid-range family, the Xperia T3, “world’s thinnest 5.3-inch smartphone.”
At 7 millimeters in thickness, the Xperia T3 sure is a slim device, in the tradition of Sony design masterpieces like the Xperia Z Ultra and the Xperia Tablet Z2. Unlike those devices, however, the Xperia T3 features a predominantly plastic build, with a thin frame of stainless steel going around its sides. Available in the classic black, white, and purple, the Xperia T3 is a consummate Sony design, taking a few cues from the flagship Xperia Z line, like the round metallic power button and the placement of the camera and flash on the phone’s back.
The Xperia T3 features a 5.3-inch HD display offering 277 ppi, with Triluminos technology for vibrant colors, and the Bravia Engine 2, for enhanced video and image quality. Inside the device ticks an unspecified quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon chip clocked at 1.4GHz (possibly a Snapdragon 200), with 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage, expandable with up to 32GB via microSD.
The Xperia T3 is an LTE device and comes with an 8MP Exmor RS camera, LED flash, a 1.1 MP front facing camera, NFC, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The device is powered by Android 4.4 KitKat, and Sony included an assortment of its own software features. The camera in particular is packed with software features, as Sony sells the Xperia T3 as an affordable camera smartphone. Features include Steadyshot stabilization, HDR video, Timeshift burst mode, and a variety of effects.
The Sony Xperia T3 will launch globally from the end of July, with pricing to be announced in the future.