Sony unveils Xperia T3 smartphone – UK launch in July

A bit of a surprise this morning as Sony has announced the Xperia T3, a 5.3-inch smartphone which it is billing as the thinnest in its category.

The phone comes in at 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm and weighs 148 grams. Is essentially a bit of a revamp of the Xperia Z2, though of course significantly slimmer.

Sony has recently lead the way in producing skinny mobiles – the Xperia Z Ultra was a lot thinner than a six inch screen phone really ought to be, and this is yet another example of its design chops.

Features wise the mobile has a 5.3-inch screen has a 1280×720 pixel resolution, sports a quad-core, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory. The camera is just eight mega pixels which is nowhere near as advanced at the Xperia T which has a 13 mega pixel snapper. It runs Android 4.4 Kitkat and comes in black, purple or white.

Unlike other Xperia phones though it isn’t water and rust resistant.

UK launch is the end of next month (July).

Ashley Norris