Sony Xperia ARC Smartphone Announced With Android 2.3; Features 4.2-inch Screen

Sony Ericsson has unveiled the new flagship device Sony Xperia ARC Smartphone powered by the latest version of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS and features 4.2-inch multi-touch screen, and 8.1 megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capability.


Sony Xperia ARC Android smartphone, which succeeds SOny Xperia X10,  boasts of the stunning design with super slim and light weight body and is just 8.7mm thick at its thinnest part.

The Sony Xperia arc smartphone is UMTS HSPA 900, 2100 /GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900 / UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900  network ready and it comes with 512MB internal memory and offers up to 32GB expandable memory via microSD card. The phone comes with 8GB memory card.

The Xperia ARC phone has a extra wide 4.2-inch 854 x 480 pixel FWVGA multi-touch capacitive screen with 16 million colors made from Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass for extra protection.

Created from premium materials and with a stunning arc body, the Sony Xperia ARC smartphone is sleek, and strong which also boasts of Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience.

In addition, the Sony Xperia ARC smartphone features 8.1 megapixel camera featuring Sony’s award-winning Exmor R for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. Captured pictures and videos can be shared in HD on HD compatible TV via the built in HDMI-connector.

The 8.1 megapixel camera offers up to 2.46x smart zoom,  aperture f/2.4, Auto focus, Face detection, Flash/LED, Geo tagging, image stabilizer, noise suppression, smile detection, touch focus, and touch capture features.

Powered by 1GHz Qualcomm processor, Sony Xperia arc smartphone will launch on the latest version of the Android platform 2.3 providing access to Google Mobile Services and the myriad of applications available on the Android market. Some of the services available includes:

  • Android Market™ Client
  • Gmail™
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Gallery 3D™
  • Google Latitude™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • Google Media Uploader
  • Google Music Player™
  • Google Phone-top Search
  • Google Search widget
  • Google Sync™
  • Google Talk™
  • Google Voice Search
  • Set-up Wizard
  • YouTube™

For connectivity, Xperia ARC smartphone offers GPRS class 10, EDGE Class 10, 3G HSDPA 384 kbps, and 3G HSUPA, in addition to built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/N wireless network support along with Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, and hi-speed microUSB 2.0 port.

Other hardware features include 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS with aGPS support, HDMI out port, and FM Radio with RDS.

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc – Key features

  • 1GHz Qualcomm processor
  • Extra wide 4.2 multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine to ensure ultimate multimedia and viewing experiences, 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA) resolution
  • Sony Exmor R for mobile: for best-in-class low-light photography and video capture
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • Video recording, HD 720p
  • 512MB internal memory
  • microSD slot, 32GB expandable storage
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS
  • Android Market – thousands of applications to keep you entertained
  • GPRS, EDGE, WiFi 802.11b/g/N
  • DLNA
  • GPS with aGPS
  • 1500 mAh Li-ion battery
  • Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 117 grams

Price and Availability

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc Android smartphone will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q1 2011 in the colours Midnight Blue and Misty Silver.

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