SONY ANNOUNCED the Xperia T3 smartphone on Tuesday, a 5.3in handset Android 4.4 Kitkat handset for the mid-range mobile market.
The Xperia T3 is "the slimmest 5.3in smartphone on the market", according to Sony, which has managed to cram the 1280x720 Triluminos HD screen into a slim 7mm frame. The phone is fairly lightweight too, tipping the scales at 148g.
Under the bonnet the Xperia T3 has a quad-core 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM and Google's Android 4.4 Kitkat mobile operating system, which Sony has skinned with its own user interface. There's also a 2,500mAh battery, along with Sony's battery saving Stamina mode, which the firm claims will deliver 688 hours on standby.
Beyond that, the Sony Xperia T3 has an 8MP Exmor RS camera, a 1.1MP front-facing camera, support for 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC, and 8GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD card.
Sony director of Xperia marketing Calum MacDougall said, "Xperia T3 has been crafted with attention to detail for those who know how to appreciate distinctive design in their everyday life.
"The 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 in the UK from the end of July, and will be offered in black, white and purple flavours. There is no word on pricing yet. µ