Sony to unveil Xperia Arc: An Android 2.3 Smartphone


A new handset in the Xperia range, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc‘s forthcoming release has been announced by the electronics company, Sony Ericsson. Xperia Arc is an Android based handset with some leading edge features. It is expected that Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will be launched in Q1 of 2011 and it will repeat the success of Sony Ericsson’s X10 and X10 Mini. A variety of Sony technologies are also being powered by Sony Ericsson to prepare extremely imposing smart-phone.

Sony to unveil Xperia Arc- An Android 2.3 Smartphone

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is super slim (just 8.7mm), light weight and contains impressive picture quality. It looks fancy and expensive with a metal band around the edge and an unusually rich 16.7m-color screen. Xperia Arc captures ultra crisp and clear images. It feels almost as long as an HTC Evo 4G. It is named as the arc as it contains a curved back. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc runs the latest version of Android, 2.3 “Gingerbread.” Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc contains a large 4.2-inch touch screen.


The Xperia captures high quality images and HD videos even in low light as it contains an 8.1-megapixel camera with f/2.4 lens. This handset includes the Mobile Bravia Engine by which photos, video playback, and surfing through menus are certainly speedy. It should be a pretty speedy phone due to its 1GHz Snapdragon processor that powers the Arc. Navigation is quick and fairly intuitive in this smart-phone. The Xperia Arc sports Android Market access and HDMI connectivity.

Users can view photos or video on their HDTV as it also contains an HDMI connector. Performance of it appeared equivalent with other gigahertz-class Android phones. Through HDMI, Xperia Arc can pump any video out even games and streaming media by using the TV remote and this feature is called Bravia Link. Timescape and Mediascape have been replaced with apps and widgets by the company. Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc will come in Midnight Blue and Misty Silver colors. However, full specifications and pricing of Xperia Arc are not revealed by the company.

Video of CES 2011: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc hands-on from youtube: