Sony has launched the Xperia T3 in India today, with sales set to commence from July 28. Unveiled last month, the Xperia T3 is the slimmest smartphone in its display class.
The design of the Xperia T3 is similar to that of the higher-end Xperia Z models, which include a steel frame around the sides of the device. The back, however, eschews glass for plastic, which brings down overall weight down to 148 g. As for dimensions, the device measures 150.7 x 77 x 7 mm.
The Xperia T3 in India is set to retail for Rs. 27,990, which comes out to $465. On Flipkart, the device is available for Rs. 26,990. For that amount, you'll get a a 5.3-inch 720p display, 1.4 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 CPU, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB internal memory, 8 MP camera, 1.1 MP front shooter, HSDPA connectivity, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and DLNA along with a 2500 mAh non-removable battery and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The device will be available in black, white and purple in the country, and Sony is bundling the SWR-10 smartband worth Rs. 5,990 ($100) and a premium case along with all purchases.
The high asking price for the device is sure to put off potential buyers, considering that there are great alternatives to the Xperia T3, like the Nexus 5, LG G2 and the Galaxy S4. Older devices they may be, but they offer much better specs for the price. Recently launched handsets like the Desire 816 also offer more in terms of value for money. It is likely that Sony will bring the cost of the device down a few weeks after launch to make it more competitive in the mid-tier segment.
Anyone interested in picking up the Xperia T3 in India?