On Tuesday, Sony officially announced the Sony Xperia T3. A 5.3 inch smartphone running Android 4.4 KitKat. Surprisingly, the device is targeting the mid-range mobile market despite it’s massive form factor. According to Sony, the Xperia T3 is “the slimmest 5.3 inch smartphone on the market.”
Sony detailed the specs of this device, which are decidedly mid range. The device features a 5.3 inch 1280×720 Triluminos HD display, 7mm frame and weighs in at 148g. The Xperia T3 is packing a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1.4 GHZ, 1GB of Ram and a 2,500 mAh battery. Sony is claiming that while one the battery saving “Stamina mode,” the device can last up to a staggering 688 hours on standby.
The Xperia T3 also features an 8MP Exmor RS back facing camera, a 1.1 megapixel front facing camera, 4G LTE support, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC as well as 8GB of storage expandable via microSD. Finally, the device will operate on Android 4.4 KitKat, the latest version of Google’s popular mobile OS.
“The Xperia T3 has been crafted with attention to detail for those who know how to appreciate distinctive design in their everyday life,” according to Sony director of Xperia marketing Calum MacDougall. He continued, “The Xperia T3 is packed with the latest beautiful technology – from Sony – including leading digital imaging expertise and a vivid HD display – all within a stylish, stainless steel frame. The combination of this beautiful technology and the premium design ensures the T3 immediately stands apart from the competition.”
The Sony Xperia T3 will be available for purchase in the Uk commencing from the end of July. The device will be sold with black, white and purple variations. No price has been detailed as of yet. However, as a budget device, it isn’t expected to be very expensive compared to their flagship device the Sony Xperia Z1.