Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S Specs

Yesterday Sony Ericsson gave us a small peek at their new phone, the SE Xperia Arc S. Looking at the phone, it seems pretty much an exact replica of the Xperia Arc which didn't even come out that long ago. The Arc S does have a faster CPU however, sporting a 1.4Ghz CPU over the original Arcs 1Ghz.

One more additional feature it includes is the ability to take 2D panoramic pictures and transform them into 3D. But honestly, that doesn't seem like any reason to upgrade to this model.. I mean the camera on this phone sounds fantastic, but the original Arc camera wasn't any kind of slouch. A true upgrade would have been a dual core CPU for sure, but once again SE seem to care little about that.

It will be available in October (price TBA) in a choice of colours, including Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black and Sakura Pink.

Sony Ericsson unveils its fastest entertainment experiences to date with Xperia™ arc S 31 August 2011 Xperia™ arc S has a powerful 1.4 Ghz processor delivering up to 25% faster entertainment compared to Xperia arc ™ Winner of the EISA award “European Camera Phone 2011-2012″* 31st August 2011, Berlin, Germany – Sony Ericsson today unveiled Xperia™ arc S at Sony’s press conference in conjunction with IFA in Berlin. Taking the award-winning sleek design from Xperia arc*,the latest addition to the Xperia™ family has a processor upgraded to 1.4Ghz, Sony 3D sweep panorama technology and access to the Sony Entertainment Network services – “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited”**. Xperia™ arc S features 25% faster camera start up and media conversion , along with 20% faster web page rendering compared to Xperia™ arc***. Consumers with a 2011 Xperia™ smartphone are now able to enjoy “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited” subject to market availability**: “Music Unlimited” has a global catalogue of over 10 million unique songs**** with access to your personal music library and ad free radio channels across multiple devices. “Video Unlimited” (currently exclusive to Sony Ericsson Xperia™) is the ultimate source for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from all major studios. Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson said: “Xperia™ arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperia™ to date and it clearly demonstrates how the Xperia™ family are the best smartphones to experience great entertainment services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.” In addition to these services, Xperia™ arc S includes best-in-class Sony technology such as 3D sweep panorama. 3D sweep panorama images can be captured and then viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. Xperia™ arc S also has a visually brilliant 4.2″ Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, an 8.1mp camera with HD video capability and Sony’s award winning Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions. Consumers also have access to a uniquely social entertainment experience of sharing and discovery with Facebook inside Xperia™, plus the extensive world of Android with over 250,000 applications. Xperia™ arc S at a glance: Super fast 1.4 GHz processor 3D and 2D sweep panorama photography 8.1 MP camera with Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor 4.2″ Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine Latest Android™ platform Gingerbread 2.3 Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S will be available globally in selected markets from Q4 2011. For full details all products news, please visit the press room and the product blog: * Xperia™arc S and Xperia™ arc are winners of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award for European Camera Phone 2011-2012. Xperia™ arc is also the winner of the prestigious red dot Product Design Award 2011 ** Availability of Sony Entertainment Network services: “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited” are expected to become available on Xperia™ arc S and launch timing will vary by region. Customers will be notified when services are available. Markets for Video Unlimited: USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Canada and Japan Markets for Music Unlimited: USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand *** Based on internal tests. **** The number of songs available from this catalogue varies by region Colour Pure White Midnight Blue Misty Silver Gloss Black Sakura Pink Facts 1)2) Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm Weight: 117 grams Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 Camera 3D sweep panorama 8.1 megapixel camera 16x smart zoom Aperture f/2.4 Auto focus Face detection Face recognition Flash/LED Geo tagging HD video recording (720p) Image stabiliser Red-eye reduction Scene detection Self-timer Send to web Smile detection Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor Sweep panorama Touch capture Touch focus Video light Video recording Video stabiliser Music Album art Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP) Music tones (MP3/AAC) PlayNow™ service Sony Ericsson Music Player TrackID™ music recognition xLOUD™ Loudness Enhancement Technology Internet Android Market™ Bookmarks Google™ search Google Voice™ Search Pan & zoom Web browser (WebKit) Communication Call list Conference calls Facebook™ application Facebook inside Xperia™ 2.0 Google Talk™ Noise Shield Polyphonic ringtones Sony Ericsson Timescape™ Speakerphone Twitter™ (Timescape™integration)* Vibrating alert Messaging Conversations Email Google Mail™ Instant messaging Multimedia messaging (MMS) Predictive text input Sound recorder Text messaging (SMS) Design Auto rotation Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY) Live wallpaper Picture wallpaper Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine Screenshot capturing Swipe to write Touch screen Entertainment * This service may not be available in every market 3D games Accelerated Adobe Flash Video Media browser Motion gaming Video Unlimited Music Unlimited Radio (FM radio with RDS) Video streaming YouTube™* Organiser Alarm clock Calculator Calendar Document readers E-Manual Flight mode Google Calendar™ Google Gallery 3D Infinite button Phonebook Setup guide Widget manager Connectivity 3.5 mm audio jack aGPS Bluetooth™ technology DLNA Certified™ Google Latitude™ Google Maps™ with Street View HDMI support Media Transfer Protocol support Micro USB support Modem Native USB tethering Synchronisation via Facebook™ Synchronisation via Google Sync™ Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync® USB mass storage USB High speed 2.0 support USB OTG Wi-Fi® Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality Display 16,777,216 colour TFT Capacitive multi-touch 4.2 inches 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA) Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass Memory Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB Networks UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100 GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 Battery life Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 7 hrs 25 min* Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 460 hrs* Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 35 min* Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs* Music listening time: Up to 37 hrs* Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 25 min* In the kit Xperia™ arc S Removable battery Stereo portable handsfree 8GB microSD™ memory card Charger Micro USB cable for charging Synchronisation and file transfer User documentation *According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage Legal 1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.