Sony unveils the Xperia T3 smartphone

To everyone’s surprise Sony announced the Xperia T3 yesterday, a phone that boasts of being the slimmest in its somewhat unexplored phablet category.

The phone has a massive 5.3-inch screen, the main attraction if you ask me, and comes in at 150.7 x 77 x 7mm, weighing in at around 148 grams. Well, it’s quite clear that this phone is a complete makeover of the Xperia Z2, fitting it all in a much slimmer package. As far as similarities between the two phones go, they both have the stainless steel frame with the power button on the side, and both are available in black, Purple or white.

However, the T3 disappointingly lacks the water and dust-resistance  that its sibling is well known for.

Looking under the hood, the T3 packs a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, and not to be forgotten is the descent 8-megapixel back camera. As for the 5.3-inch screen, it comes at a much lower ppi (277), with a resolution of 1280×720 pixel (supported by the Sony’s Bravia Engine 2). To sum it up, the T3 has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of memory, with the option to expand it up to 32GB via microSD memory cards.

The Sony Xperia T3 will be available to consumers worldwide by the end of July 2014, however the price was yet to be announced by the time this post was written.