A cheaper yet premium-like smartphone from Sony will be coming out in less than two months, according to an announcement from the company. Sony’s Xperia T3 is technically mid-range and while its specs may show that, its design definitely does not. The T3 is just 7mm thin which is far skinnier than most flagships and when that part of the design is combined with a metal casing, the T3 should at least feel like it costs a pretty penny.
Sony has not necessarily compromised on specs but the mid-range nature of the T3 does show up internally. The phone will be running a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 8-megapixel camera, and a 1,280×720 screen. None of the specs are outright bad and we can expect that the phone will run just fine, so the display is the only part of the T3 that actually stands out as being significantly below what you would find on flagship phones.
Other Sony smartphones have included extra features such as being water resistant but no mention of those features have been made for the T3. This means that we can safely assume that Sony will be releasing a fairly normal mid-range phone without anything–other than its design–that actually stands out.
The T3 will be launching at the end of July–no specific date has been provided.