The latest from Sony Ericsson has the company set to introduce the XPERIA Arc, debuting during CES 2011. The smartphone is said to come ready with Android 2.3 OS (Gingerbread), a 4.2-inch 854 x 480 multi-touch display, 8.1-megapixel camera with Sony’s EXMOR upscaling technology, a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, microSD card with a 16 GB card pre-loaded, HDMI port, and a 1,500 mAh battery. The Arc measures in at 125 x 63 x 9 mm and is an incredible 8.7 mm at its thinnest point.
There is no official release date or price point just yet, but according to the press release it should hit the market sometime in this first quarter. You can check out the full press release, along with the official Sony XPERIA Arc promo video and photos below.
Sony Ericsson introduces Xperiaâ„¢ arc – the ultimate smartphone with super-slim design and state-of-the-art Sony technology
Xperiaâ„¢ arc combines stunning design with Sony technology on Androidâ„¢ platform version 2.3
Newest addition to the Xperiaâ„¢ range delivers visual brilliance and the ultimate multimedia experience
January 5, 2011, Las Vegas, USA – Sony Ericsson today unveils the new Xperiaâ„¢ arc smartphone with cutting edge Sony technology and an exceptional multimedia experience on the latest version of the Androidâ„¢ platform – 2.3. Xperiaâ„¢ arc is the first of a new generation of Xperia smartphones to be announced in 2011.
Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson said, “We’re starting strong in 2011 by introducing our most exciting Xperiaâ„¢ product yet. Xperiaâ„¢ arc combines state-of-the-art Sony technology with breathtaking design to entertain and wow consumers. All on the latest Androidâ„¢ release.”
Xperiaâ„¢ arc takes the stunning design language that Sony Ericsson has become known for to a new level. Super slim and light, Xperiaâ„¢ arc is just 8.7mm at its thinnest part and has a extra wide 4.2″ multi-touch screen. Created from premium materials and with a stunning arc body, this smartphone is sleek, strong and designed to fit perfectly in the user’s hand. The best of Sony technology is inside Xperiaâ„¢ arc. The Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine delivers exceptional visual brilliance and a crystal clear image which enhances the overall entertainment experience. Furthermore, Sony’s award-winning Exmor Râ„¢ for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens enables the capture of high quality, bright pictures and HD videos even in low light. All pictures and videos can be shared in HD on your living room TV via the built in HDMI-connector.
Xperiaâ„¢ arc will launch on the latest version of the Androidâ„¢ platform providing access to Google Mobile Services and the myriad of applications available on the Android market. Xperiaâ„¢ smartphones add best in class entertainment on top of smartphone fundamentals such as apps, maps, email and fast Internet to create the most entertaining smartphone experience.
Sony Ericsson Xperiaâ„¢ arc – Key features
Slim, lightweight and strong, with perfect ergonomics
Extra wide 4.2″ multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine to ensure ultimate multimedia and viewing experiences
Sony Exmor Râ„¢ for mobile: for best-in-class low-light photography and video capture
8.1 megapixel camera and HD video recording capability
Android Marketâ„¢ – thousands of applications to keep you entertained
Sony Ericsson Xperiaâ„¢ arc will be available globally in selected markets, including Japan, from Q1 in the colours Midnight Blue and Misty Silver.