Sony Ericsson has declared that it will unveil the new Xperia series handsets at the Consumer Electronic Show 2011, a new smartphone named Xperia arc that runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Xperia arc has a slightly arched back panel and is 8.7mm thin at its slimmest part. Sporting massive 4.2-inch display Xperia Arc would run Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread version.
Lots of praise for a start, right? It’s time to get into the details.
Xperia arc has a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapgradon processor that will make Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread update with SE Timescape UI run zippier. There are also a bunch of Google Android Apps like Maps with Street View, Talk, Latitude, and more. At the back panel, Sony Ericsson has added 8.1-megapixel camera with Sony Exmor R for mobile CMOS sensor that will allow you to shoot high-quality photos even in low light environments. This camera offers up to 2.46x smart zoom, has f/2.4 Aperture, Flash/LED, Face Detection, Geo-tagging, Image stabilization, Noise suppression, Touch focus, Touch Capture and Video Light. Internal phone memory is a mere 512MB but has an 8GB microSD card bundled. You can add up to 32GB microSD card.
The smartphone can be used for TV out though built in HDMI port. The XPERIA ARC Smartphone is integrated with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB support and loads of applications like Android Market Client, Google Search widget, and other major Google services.
Xperia arc would be available in Midnight Blue and Misty Silver colors. At this moment, there’s no word on pricing but it can be expected to be somewhat close to that of Xperia X10 when it was launched last year. However, this phone would be made available worldwide in this first quarter. So out of the new Xperia family phones, we already know the Xperia arc, Xperia Play and X10 Mini successors.