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