Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S unveiled, release date set for October

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S unveiled, release date set for October
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S just got unveiled at IFA and it’s nothing less than an SE Xperia Arc on steroids. The handset mimics the looks of the original Arc, but bumps up the processor clock speed to 1.4GHz on the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chip and adds panoramic image capture in both 2D and 3D. Similarly to the recently unveiled Sony Ericson Xperia neo V, the phone will use the new 3D Sweep Panorama feature, which basically uses a sweeping motion you make when capturing a picture to grab similar images from a slightly different angle. It then processes those 2D images into 3D panoramas, which you can later view on a compatible TV set. 

Except for that, the handset is expected to come with an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R sensor for with improved low-light sensitivity and a Mobile Bravia display, with the same size of 4.2 inches as its predecessor but a slightly higher resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, compared to the 800 x 480 on the original Xperia arc. 

It will be available in five color version: Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, and Sakura Pink. On the software side, it will run Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, with access to Sony services like "Music Unlimited" and "Video Unlimited". The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is expected to hit shelves in October.

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Xperia arc S
  • Display 4.2" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8.1 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC



1. ryq unregistered

hope they finally have secondary camera for video calling.

2. xDV1 unregistered

secondary cam please T_T

3. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

a bigger screen at least 4.5"

4. bobfreking556 unregistered

still no dual core. :( it would be the best phone if bravia + exmor r sensor + dual core!!!

15. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

xperia duo?

5. jthiagesan

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

yeah it would be better if they have dual core

6. xDV1 unregistered

fail no secondary cam!

7. Padmasali

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is Just a upgraded version.... This for just stay in battle with Samsung and with HTC.... And they upgrade Arc with what they known for, Music and Camera....

8. Danman7200 unregistered

Two biggest features in the original I miss, is secondary camera (there is a space for it!) and a dual core CPU. I can just overclock the current CPU to 1.4Ghz. I'm sure they are exactly the same chip just set to run at different clock speed in the firmware!

9. qReza unregistered

the orginal arc was 854*480 too

10. GuangMing

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

pls dual core and front facing camera.. :)

11. tomy unregistered

hello,,,, I think, it would be the best phone if a Bravia + Exmor R sensor + Dual core + secondary camera 2 MP + internal RAM 1 GB + internal 512 MB storage + 6 colors ( White, Black, Silver, Blue, Pink, and orange light) for the next Xperia ARC..maybe this will be the next amazing journey... and I hope so!!! BRAVO SE.

12. seylan unregistered

Yeah the first one also had the same resolution of 854x480.........

13. Tusharkn unregistered

Does this Smart Phone comes with Android ICS...?

20. Cody unregistered

SE has announced they will release a free update to android Ice Cream Sandwich, to all their phones released in 2011.

22. profiler270 unregistered

nope ...official SE comment: When it comes to future platforms of the Android OS, we will make them available to consumers in a timely manner, as long as they improve the user experience and are viable from a hardware point of view...

14. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

of course not lol

16. Jason Cheung unregistered

'...with the same size of 4.2 inches as its predecessor but a slightly higher resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, compared to the 800 x 480 on the original Xperia arc.' The original XPERIA Arc also has the resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, not 800 x 480, that is, both phones share the same resolution.

17. Jitendra malik unregistered

No secondry cam & no dual core. Its no use 2 upgrade if u can't compete with ur rival's speces with same price cost. Please wake up SE......

19. shankarhero unregistered

we need secondary camera and dual core to hit down samsung s II and bring it with more inbulit memory come on guys sony ericsson rockssssss.......

21. Hardyz unregistered

There is no Secondary Camera in arcS also... Inbuilt memory should be increased.... Samsung S2 contains 16GB of internal memory.. so when compared to that it is very less only. Hope they should improve the memory atleast in the upcoming phones...

23. novick770

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 30, 2011

Guys the problem is not in xperia, the problem is in SE itself, why: 1- They care about the design only 2- Old OS, 2.3.4 (I have Samsung S2 which is 2.3.5, and xperia arc) 3- User wait till death for minor updates 4- NEVER do what they Promised ---- main Point 5- Delays at everything 6- When new hardware release, that means f**k the old devises' users..(Dont dream about any updates) 5- Can't Root you device, unless risk happens. that means no cool apps like wifikill or Fonts 7- The last point is for you, How can you buy a device that released after other superasses devices, ("With less qualification"). How could you buy that!!! I used to be a fan of SE, but----------------- thank you for reading this, and if you don't believe me, go to the group chat of SE

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