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The Sony Xperia T3 introduced as the world's slimmest smartphone

Sony Xperia T3
Sony Xperia T3
Sony Press Release Kit

Sony might not be the worlds most prolific smartphone maker, but the phones that they do make are often quite excellent. Earlier on this year, Sony launched the Xperia Z2, a high-end flagship device that rivals the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S5, and the HTC One M8, and now it's smaller brother has joined the party. In a statement released today, June 3, Sony announced the Xperia T3, a mid-range Android device that will hit shelves globally at the end of July.

The Sony T3 may be a mid-range Android device, but it still has pretty good specifications. Under the hood consumers will find that the T3 is sporting a 1.4GHz Snapdragon quad-core processor that has been paired with 1GB of RAM. The T3 will have a 5.3-inch 720p HD Bravia IPS display, a 8-megapixel Exmor RS camera, a 2500 mAh battery, and it will be LTE compatible. Along with the hardware, consumers will also be able to find custom camera software, and a bevy of social media apps baked right in to Sony's take on Android 4.4 KitKat.

While the T3 lacks the punch of its bigger brother, the Xperia Z2 the T3's claim to fame is it's design. According to the statement released by Sony, the Xperia T3 is the worlds slimmest 5.3-inch smartphone, with a thickness of just 7mm. This is somewhat of a wild statement though, simply because the Gionee smartphone with an identical screen size comes in at just 5.5mm. Regardless of the thickness, the T3 is a fine looking device, and with a stainless steel frame, it will look and feel every bit as premium as the Z2.

While no specific countries have been discussed for it's release, the T3 is expected to launch globally by the end of July, with a price of around $400. At launch the Xperia T3 will be available in black, purple, and white.

Source: Sony