Sony Ericsson Announces Xperia Arc S Smartphone, Set To Launch Coming In October

The flurry of smartphone announcements continues at IFA 2011 as Sony Ericsson announced a new handset called the Xperia arc S.

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Xperia arc S is a refresh of the original Xperia arc smartphone which was launched earlier this year. The features are pretty much the same except for an upgraded 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor and a Sony Exmor R 8.1 MP camera with “3D Sweep Panorama Mode”, which allows you to capture 2D images and convert them into 3D.

Availability:

The phone will be available from October in five different colours, including Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black and Sakura Pink.

Price:

To be announced.

Detailed Specifications:

General

  • 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

  • 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

1.

  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
2.
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life

1.

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 7 hrs 25 min
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 460 hrs

2.

  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 35 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs

3.

  • 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