Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc may not be announced just yet, but thanks to a massive leak we already know everything about it. The Arc runs on Gingerbread, packs a big 4.2" screen, implements various high-end technologies and comes into very stylish, slim and light body.
Lots of praise for a start, right? It's time to get into the details.
The first thing worth mentioning is the 4.2-inch capacitive display attractively called the Reality display. Previously rumored as being X.LED (whatever that is), now we learn it uses Sony's BRAVIA Mobile Engine, which does real-time noise reduction, sharpness, color management and contrast enhancement on the picture. It has 854x480 pixels resolution and is covered with a scratch-resistant glass. There is still no info on the screen type.
Here's the first XPERIA Arc video ad:
The next important thing is the 8-megapixel auto-focus camera. It uses Sony's Exmor R back-illuminated sensor and is supposed to shoot impressive photos and HD videos. There is a LED flash too.
Finally we should definitely congratulate Sony Ericsson on the excellent design. The arc-like design results into only 9mm thickness on the both ends and 8.7mm in the slimmest part. The XPERIA Arc body is quite light too - 117 grams - which is definitely impressive for its measures - but means there will be no metal on the body panels.
Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be upgradeable to 3.0 Honeycomb when the time comes. The rest of the specs are pretty much standard - a 1GHz Qualcomm processor, all-round connectivity options and ports (incl. HDMI), microSD slot with 16GB card included and a 1500 mAh battery.
We also just received a screenshot of the XPERIA Arc doing the Quadrant benchmark. Here you can see how it fares.
The XPERIA Arc should be officially announced soon on CES in Las Vegas and is expected to hit the shelves in Q1 this year. The price is still unknown, but it shouldn't be higher than X10's launch price last year.
Hi, Can anyone specify the current price for Xperia Arc ( July 2011)
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