Sony-Ericsson has just announced an upgrade to the Xperia Arc, a similarly-looking but slightly faster Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S. It’s an odd upgrade which involved a 40% bump in the clock speed, instead of going dual-core.
Aside from that, I could not see any design or cosmetic difference or improvements between the original Arc and the Arc S. The suffix on the name probably stands for “speed”.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S specs:
4.2″ LCD display @ 480×854 pixels
1.4 GHz processor single-core
Adreno 205 GPU
Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon
Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
320MB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD (8GB included)
HSDPA 7.2Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, WiFi hotspot
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
720p video recording @ 30fps
GPS w/ aGPS support
FM radio tuner
1500 mAh Li-Po battery
Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
What they actually did was add more colors — so instead of the white and black, they’ve added blue, silver and pink. Expected release date is as early as October this year. The suggested retail price might also follow the figures on the original Xperia Arc.