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.

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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.

Related: Best Sony Xperia T3 cases.

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.

Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
  • Stefan

    Wouldn’t it be more likely to have a Snapdragon 400? The resolution of the display and camera would push the limit of a Snapdragon 200.

  • Luka Mlinar

    Those Sony bezels :D

  • Teic

    “and the placement of the camera and flash on the phone’s back.” wait… what? isn’t that like… the only place to put it? :D

    • not a z2 fan but eh

      isn’t Samsung galaxy line the same ? they all have it in the middle but in my opinion,the position of Sony’s camera is sexier :D

  • eme

    no front speakers? dammit

  • It doesn’t have IP67 nor 58 or something :(

  • Nathan Kirsch

    The Moto G is probably a much better choice being that it’s only $70 at best buy right now