Tech 5 For June 3, 2014 – Sony Launches Xperia T3, “World’s Slimmest’ 5.3-Inch Smartphone”

xperia-i4Sony has announced the Xperia T3, a 5.3-inch smartphone which the company claims to be the world’s slimmest in its category.

Measuring 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm and weighing 148 grams, the Xperia T3 is indeed quite light and thin for such a large phone.

Design-wise, it doesn’t stray much from the other new high-end Xperias, such as the Z2, though it’s noticeably thinner (the Xperia Z2 is 8.2mm thick). It also has the stainless steel frame with the power button on the side, and it’s also available in black, purple or white.

This is where the similarities end, however, as the T3 is not water or dust-resistant, and its specs are one or two notches behind Sony’s flagship.

The 5.3-inch screen has a 1280×720 pixel resolution (which Sony for some reason calls Full HD), and it comes with a quad-core, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD memory cards).

Software-wise, the Xperia T3 has the latest version of Android (4.4 or Kitkat), and comes with several Sony bells and whistles, including camera apps such as Social live and AR effect.

Sony Xperia T3 will become available globally at the end of July 2014. The price has not been announced.