Sony Ericsson unveiled today the Xperia Arc S

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Sony Ericsson announced earlier today in press conference the latest addition to the Xperia™ family, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S features an upgraded processor to 1.4Ghz (making it super fast), a 4.2-inch capacitive Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine and 854 x 480 pixels resolution (FWVGA), 320MB of internal phone memory with a microSD card slot expandable up to 32GB (a 8GB card included in the box kit), 8MP camera with Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor and 3D and 2D sweep panorama photography and runs Android 2.3 Gingebread. The Arc S  will be available globally in selected markets from Q4 2011.

Full press-release

31st August 2011, Berlin, Germany – Sony Ericsson today unveiled Xperia™ arc S at Sony’s press conference in conjunction with IFA in Berlin. Taking the award-winning sleek design from Xperia arc*,the latest addition to the Xperia™ family has a processor upgraded to 1.4Ghz, Sony 3D sweep panorama technology and access to the Sony Entertainment Network services – “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited”**. Xperia™ arc S features 25% faster camera start up and media conversion , along with 20% faster web page rendering compared to Xperia™ arc***. 

Consumers with a 2011 Xperia™ smartphone are now able to enjoy “Music Unlimitedand “Video Unlimited subject to market availability**

  • Music Unlimited has a global catalogue of over 10 million unique songs**** with access to your personal music library and ad free radio channels across multiple devices.
  • Video Unlimited (currently exclusive to Sony Ericsson Xperia™) is the ultimate source for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from all major studios.

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.”  

In addition to these services, Xperia™ arc S includes best-in-class Sony technology such as 3D sweep panorama. 3D sweep panorama images can be captured and then viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. 

Xperia™ arc S also has a visually brilliant 4.2” Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, an 8.1mp camera with HD video capability and Sony’s award winning Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions.

Consumers also have access to a uniquely social entertainment experience of sharing and discovery with Facebook inside Xperia™, plus the extensive world of Android with over 250,000 applications. 

Xperia™ arc S at a glance:

  • Super fast 1.4 GHz processor
  • 3D and 2D sweep panorama photography
  • 8.1 MP camera with Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
  • 4.2“ Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Latest Android™ platform Gingerbread 2.3

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S will be available globally in selected markets from Q4 2011. 
For full details all products news, please visit the press room and the product blog:
http://www.sonyericsson.com/cws/corporate/press/pressreleases/latestnews
http://blogs.sonyericsson.com/products/

* Xperia™arc S and Xperia™ arc are winners of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award for European Camera Phone 2011-2012. Xperia™ arc is also the winner of the prestigious red dot Product Design Award 2011

** Availability of Sony Entertainment Network services:

  • “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited” are expected to become available on Xperia™ arc S and launch timing will vary by region. Customers will be notified when services are available.
  • Markets for Video Unlimited: USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Canada and Japan
  • Markets for Music Unlimited: USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand

*** Based on internal tests. 
****  The number of songs available from this catalogue varies by region

Colour

  • Pure White
  • Midnight Blue
  • Misty Silver
  • Gloss Black
  • Sakura Pink

Facts 1)2)

  • Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm
  • Weight: 117 grams
  • Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255

Camera

  • 3D sweep panorama
  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • 16x smart zoom
  • Aperture f/2.4
  • Auto focus
  • Face detection
  • Face recognition
  • Flash/LED
  • Geo tagging
  • HD video recording (720p)
  • Image stabiliser
  • Red-eye reduction
  • Scene detection
  • Self-timer
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor
  • Sweep panorama
  • Touch capture
  • Touch focus
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Video stabiliser

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™ service
  • Sony Ericsson Music Player
  • TrackID™ music recognition
  • xLOUD™ Loudness Enhancement Technology

Internet

  • Android Market™
  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search
  • Google Voice™ Search
  • Pan & zoom
  • Web browser (WebKit)

Communication

  • Call list
  • Conference calls
  • Facebook™ application
  • Facebook inside Xperia™ 2.0
  • Google Talk™
  • Noise Shield
  • Polyphonic ringtones
  • Sony Ericsson Timescape™
  • Speakerphone
  • Twitter™ (Timescape™integration)*
  • Vibrating alert

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Google Mail™
  • Instant messaging
  • Multimedia messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotation
  • Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)
  • Live wallpaper
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine
  • Screenshot capturing
  • Swipe to write
  • Touch screen

Entertainment

* This service may not be available in every market

  • 3D games
  • Accelerated Adobe Flash Video
  • Media browser
  • Motion gaming
  • Video  Unlimited
  • Music Unlimited
  • Radio (FM radio with RDS)
  • Video streaming
  • YouTube™*

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • E-Manual
  • Flight mode
  • Google Calendar™
  • Google Gallery 3D
  • Infinite button
  • Phonebook
  • Setup guide
  • Widget manager

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified™
  • Google Latitude™
  • Google Maps™ with Street View
  • HDMI support
  • Media Transfer Protocol support
  • Micro USB support
  • Modem
  • Native USB tethering
  • Synchronisation via Facebook™
  • Synchronisation via Google Sync™
  • Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync
  • Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®
  • USB mass storage
  • USB High speed 2.0 support
  • USB OTG
  • Wi-Fi®
  • Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality

Display

  • 16,777,216 colour TFT
  •  Capacitive multi-touch
  •  4.2 inches
  •  854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)
  •  Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass

Memory

  • Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB
  • Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB

Networks

  • UMTS HSPA 900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900
  • UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life

  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 7 hrs 25 min*
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 460 hrs*
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 35 min*
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs*
  • Music listening time: Up to 37 hrs*
  • Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 25 min*

In the kit

  • Xperia™ arc S
  • Removable battery
  • Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8GB microSD™ memory card
  • Charger
  • Micro USB cable for charging
  • Synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage

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