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Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc gets revealed early

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The next generation of Sony-Ericsson’s Xperia line has been prematurely revealed before CES starts and it comes by the name of Xperia Arc, a 4.2-inch Android smartphone to succeed the Xperia X10.

The handset is pretty thin, measuring about 8.7mm on the side though it still has that similar look compared to the old X10.

Xperia Arc • Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc Gets Revealed Early

Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc (X12 Anzu)
Qualcomm MSM8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz CPU
4.2″ capacitive display @ 480×854 pixels
Sony Mobile Bravia Engine
Reality Display
up to 32GB via microSD (16GB included)
HSDPA, HSUPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA
Bluetooth 2.1 w/ A2DP
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash
720p HD video recording
HDMI output
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Po 1500mAh battery
Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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The Xperia Arc is ready for upgrade to Android 3.0 Honeycomb once it becomes available (we hope Sony-Ericsson puts out a Froyo or Gingerbread update to the X10 soon). The same Timescape/Mediascape UI will be used as a layer on top of Android.

The Xperia X10’s screen was un-impressive so I’m a bit concerned the Xperia Arc will also come with a similar screen. Will update post with actual photos once the handset has been officially announced.

Update: It’s official. Sony-Ericsson sent us the press release this afternoon.The Arc’s camera uses an Exmor R mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens. All pictures and videos can be shared in HD on your living room TV via the built in HDMI-connector. The screen now uses Reality Display which is supposed to be brighter and clearer than regular LCD.

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rachell
rachell
10 years ago

my aunt have sony experia color white,from japan, and she will give it to me on january, im so excitedddd :) cant w8 to meet u sonyexperia :)

boogs
boogs
10 years ago

I like to buy sony ericson xperia arc here in japan, and use it in the philippines i dont know if will work there or not

Mars
Mars
11 years ago

How much kaya ito dito sa Pinas?

Eingild
Eingild
11 years ago

Sir, the X10 will not be updated to Froyo or Gingerbread as far as I’m concerned. Based on some websites like gsmarena and phonearena, an official word came from SE that they will not provide froyo nor gingerbread update for their X10 lineup. Yes! including X10 mini and X10 mini Pro. Probably the X8 won’t get it either.

juls
juls
11 years ago

does the XPERIA ARC supports flash player 10.1?

jayc
jayc
11 years ago

oh mu gosh.. my experia x10i need to be upgraded im waiting pa sa price but sure i will get one.. mas maganda sya ngaun.. i love SE

alej
alej
11 years ago

Im A sony ericsson user for the past years (from P800, P900, P910, P1) but suddenly switched to Apple because their mobiles are kinda “no match” to their competitors. Im planning o buy BB Torch / Iphone 4 but this ARC made me love SE again. im so excited to have this phone…. ;-) (hope its not too pricey)

Dan MD
Dan MD
11 years ago

Lucien Dominick G. Tiojanco

Re: old SOC

The Snapdragon SOC Chip on the Xperia Arc is actually the new MSM 8255. It is a second generation chipset and not the same chipset used in the “older” 8250 of the Nexus, Desire, X10, etc.

Advantages of Dual Core Tegra 2: better graphics handling due to a higher GPU, better battery performance, multitasking (esp. tasks dependent on the the system core architecture).

You can’t scratch off solo cores just yet. Solo cores have better raw power (brute force) which translates to better computational power for intensive tasks (graphics is not the only process in a smartphone) and processing data streaming, large data transfers occurring in your phone, etc.

“Date”-wise, main architecture of the Tegra is based on the older Arm 11 while Snapdragon is based on the newer Cortex A8.

Verdict: Dual core for high graphics (i.e. games), solo-core for “raw power” (i.e. data streaming, document handling, etc.)

Dan MD
Dan MD
11 years ago

On single-core and dual-core CPUs:

Agree with above comments. Single core is enough to get you by. Snapdragon has a good track record and stable. The iPhone 4 also is also powered by a single-core hummingbird variant from Samsung but it is still at par in terms of response time when compared side by side with the Tegra-sporting handsets.

I’d like to see how dual-core performs in the long run first. Although they are 20% faster and purportedly battery efficient, the letdown is it tends to heat up faster than single core chips.

Dual core CPUs will grace niche phones targeted for the really tech-hungry but Snapdragon will still be mainstream for years to come as long as Google Android maintains it as minimum requirement.

Limiting and shifting an OS/firmware to high hardware requirements hastily would result to fragmentation and shun small-time Android players and these would be counter-productive to Google’s goal of smartphone dominance. Manufacturer of Android devices pay Google the same price regardless of the OS version or market positioning of their handsets.

john
john
11 years ago

@gg

tama..

single core cpu is superb na, btw this is using the latest version ng snapdragon at hindi yung nasa x10.

main selling point:
-Exmor Lens (cybershot lens)
-Bravia Screen
-Design

and i believe na super fast na ito since latest snapdragon (same as Desire HD and Desire Z)

gusto ko nga lang front camera for taking picture (not video call lol) pero overall this is a very good device

lolipown
lolipown
11 years ago

@gg
actually you can, just look at SE’s release schedule of android updates. They’re worse than Samsung. But then again if that’s not an issue…

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