On Tuesday Sony announced the Xperia T3, the thinnest smartphone of its class. Filling in the company’s line of smartphones, which is led by the flagship Xperia Z2, the stainless steel T3 runs on a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 400 processor and will launch with the most recent version of Android (4.4 Kitkat).
Despite its stainless steel frame, the T3 is only 7mm thick. With a 5.3-inch display, the T3 gains back some mass, but only weighs in at 148 grams.
The T3 sports a 720p display, with the TRILUMINOS technology promising natural, vibrant colors and a wide viewing angle. What’s more, Sony, a renowned TV manufacturer, brings its BRAVIA technology to mobile for sharper pictures and deep contrast, powered by the Snapdragon 400 processor’s integrated Adreno™ 305 GPU.
In terms of photography, the T3 features Sony’s Exmor RS camera sensor. It’s the same image sensor that appears in Sony’s DSLR cameras and that gave the Xperia Z2 its excellent photo-taking reputation. Exmor RS sensors have increased sensitivity to light due to back-illuminated CMOS technology, allowing for better performance in low-light scenarios with decreased noise.
The 8 MP front-facing camera touts Superior Auto technology, which Sony says can recognize up to 36 scenes and make intelligent adjustments, such as turning on HDR and correcting exposure in backlit photos. It also supports HDR video and image stabilization technology.
And to help users get the most out of all that camera technology, the T3 is launching with several photo-editing apps, including Social Live, Portrait Retouch, and Timeshift Burst – an app that captures 31 frames in a two-second burst.
Sony’s Xperia T3 will launch globally in late July and will be available in black, white, and purple. Learn more at the Sony site and follow the Snapdragon blog for updates.