Sony renames and launches Xperia T3 in Germany

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It appears that Sony is in a rather playful mood today. Earlier this morning, the Japanese multinational company announced a ‘brand new’ handset in Germany called the Xperia Style. At first, just for a minute, we thought it could possibly be a newborn smartphone, but, in actual fact, it’s the existing Xperia T3 previously unveiled in the U.S. with a new name and model number for the German market.

We have reached out to Sony for additional information on why it decided to rename the T3 for its European debut, but have not yet received a reply, we will be sure to let you know as and when we do. The device is expected to go on sale next Monday, July 21, for the recommended retail price of  €349 — which is approximately $475.

As the Xperia Style is identical to the T3 in every way, bar name and model number  — it will continue to pack a 5.3-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, a Qualcomm MSM8928-2 Snapdragon 400 chipset powered by four 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 CPU’s, an Adreno 305 GPU, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.1-megapixel front-facing shooter and a 2,500 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.

The handset will also ship running the latest build of Android 4.4.4 KitKat skinned with Sony’s famous Xperia user interface that’s primarily designed to provide you with a seamless entertainment experience, incorporating the traditional Walkman, Movies and PlayStation applications we’ve grown to know and love. Just like the T3, the Style will be available in three colorways — black, white and purple.

You can view the full gallery of Xperia Style press renders, courtesy of PhoneArena, below:

If you wish to read the full press release — simply hit the source link.