Sony have sent us some pictures of their slim new phone. Renowned photographer Benjamin Kaufmann took the shots of the stainless steel handset and, I have to say, they’re pretty beautiful.
It is, according to Sony, the slimmest 5.3″ smartphone in the world and has a HD Triluminos display (1280×720) with the Mobile Bravia Engine. The other details, which you can check here, include a Snapdragon 1.4 GHz Qualcomm quad-core CPU, 8 megapixel rear camera with Sony Exmor RS, a 1.1 megapixel front shooter, WiFi Miracast, Bluetooth 4.0, DLNA, NFC, screen mirroring, aGPS, WiFi and a 2500 mAh battery.
Powered by Google Android 4.4 (Kitkat) it has 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and up to 32GB via the microSD card.
Here’s a look at the phone in action..
This will be available at the end of July. The key selling point seems to be the slim design and that camera tech, which includes a “Superior Auto” mode that’ll recognise up to 36 scene types and adjusts the settings automatically,
3rd June 2014, London – Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today introduces Xperia T3, the stunning new smartphone created exclusively for those looking to stand out from the crowd. Beautifully crafted in a stainless steel frame, the Xperia T3 is a light and ultra-slim sensation that’s just as pleasing to hold, as it is to look at.
“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,” says Calum MacDougall, Director of Xperia Marketing at Sony Mobile Communications.
Designed with attention to every detail
Despite being crafted with high-end materials, the super-slim Xperia T3 remains light at a mere 148 grams, offering freedom and ease for life on the go. The gorgeous, stainless steel frame ‘mirrors’ the world around you. T3 comes in three stylish colours making it a real eye-catcher: white, black and purple.
The steel used in the frame ensures its slim design feels sturdy and durable, while at the same time functioning as an antenna, combining form with function. The back cover is designed with matte material, which helps Xperia T3 feel slim and light in your hand, despite its robust build.
Enjoy every shade of colour
Built with Sony’s BRAVIA technologies, the Xperia T3 has an impressive screen with a high-resolution 5.3″ HD TRILUMINOS display for mobile with Mobile BRAVIA Engine 2. The result is a viewing experience that offers redder reds and bluer blues, and an IPS display that you can enjoy from any angle – perfect for creating a superior entertainment experience on the go.
Sony camera expertise, at your service
The Xperia T3 is packed with Cyber-shot leading camera expertise and comes with an 8MP camera featuring Exmor RS™ for mobile, allowing you to take exceptional pictures even in challenging lighting conditions. And HDR for video means you can shoot beautiful films, even when backlit. Thanks to SteadyShot™, all your photos will come out smooth and distortion-free.
Super-fast speed for superior surfing
Xperia T3 supports super-fast 4G networks, allowing you to share every highlight of your day, anytime and anywhere. With its Quad-core CPU with 1.4 GHz processor, Xperia T3 comes with ultra-fast performance and breath-taking graphics, ideal for entertainment on the go. In addition to its long-lasting 2500 mAh battery, the Battery STAMINA Mode also helps you enjoy your entertainment experience for longer.
The combination of its powerful processor, super-fast4G networks, and extensive battery life, shows the Xperia T3 truly combines style with power – allowing you to consume the latest entertainment through the Sony Entertainment Network, browse the internet or share pictures and videos instantaneously.
Impressive apps that your social world will enjoy
The Xperia T3 features camera apps designed to enhance the way we create and share images socially.
Social live – lets you broadcast every precious moment as it happens live via Facebook and lets you see and share comments in real time on the phone’s screen
AR effect – switch your camera to AR effect mode to add new sound effects and fun animations to your photos and videos. Ranging from dinosaurs to ocean-life, these fully customisable themes can be easily edited as you go.
Timeshift burst – if you’re afraid you’re going to be too late on the shutter, don’t be. Timeshift burst takes 31 frames within just two seconds. Starting even before you press the shutter, Timeshift burst can make sure you capture the perfect picture.
Creative effects – to give your pictures an artistic edge apply a wide selection of looks to your photos and videos with creative effects; change colours, add image trails or apply mirror effects. Available in real-time for video, these adjustment enhance your clips and open up a world of possibilities.
Portrait Retouch – style your close-ups. Portrait Retouch makes sure you’re always captured looking your best with features including real-time makeup, deco frame and other options. You can also see changes in real time, before capturing the shot to ensure a photogenic finish.
Sony has committed to continuously improve its selection of camera apps, with more apps constantly available to download and new ones continuously released.
Xperia™ Transfer is an ultra-easy, safe and simple app that’ll help you move your contacts, photos, bookmarks, apps, music, messages and much more from your old Android or iOS device to your new Xperia T3. Furthermore, Xperia Transfer Mobile2 makes the switch even easier – no need to use your PC or Mac, you can transfer directly from phone to phone. Moving from an iOS or Android phone to Xperia has never been easier or faster.
The perfect companion for style conscious consumers looking for a phone that doesn’t compromise on design or technology – the new Xperia T3 will launch globally from the end of July 2014.