Sony Ericsson (SE) has announced the Xperia Arc S, a newer, faster version of its flagship Android smartphone, the Xperia Arc.
Unveiled at a press call in Berlin’s IFA 2011 expo, the Xperia Arc S is home to a 1.4GHz processor, making it the fastest handset yet from the London-based smartphone maker.
Also new is a ‘3D sweep panorama’ mode that utilises the extra processing power and some clever software to covert and display standard 2D photos in eye-popping 3D on compatible sets via the HDMI port.
All other features remain untouched from the original Arc. These include a 4.2-inch Reality display touchscreen with Mobile BRAVIA Engine technology, an 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R sensor and the latest 2.3 release of Android Gingerbread out of the box.
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.”
The Xperia Arc S is expected to launch worldwide in October. A white version is also likely in the pipeline. Stay tuned as we bring you pricing details and more in the weeks to come.