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Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc up for Pre-Order




Sony Philippines is holding a 3-day event called the Sony Summer Hotspots from March 11 – 13, 2011 at the SM Megatrade Hall 1. They will also be accepting pre-orders for the upcoming Sony-Ericsson Xperia Arc on these said dates (update: suggested retail price is Php32,750).

Revealed just last January, the Xperia Arc is a 4.2″ Android smartphone that will succeed the Xperia X10.

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

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.

Sony-Ericsson’s local PR did not specify the exact date of the release nor an estimated retail price but the pre-order offer might indicate it could be sooner than later.

Update: Suggested retail price is Php32,750 according to SE Philippines PR.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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51 Responses

  1. sonny says:

    A preorder without the price? Leap of faith?

  2. bOkz says:

    deym! ganda! this phone or samsung galaxy s2?

    • name says:

      of course Samsung SII .. it has 8mp rear cam, super amoled plus (better than bravia and reality), dual core 1Ghz processor(Arc doesn’t have one), new TouchWiz UI, 2mp front facing (something tha Arc doesn’t have)16/32 GB of memory, 1GB RAM .. what more can you ask for? it is “THE” phone .. but the pricetag sure won’t be friendly

    • Rem says:

      It has an 8MP cam with “award winning” EXMOR R backlit camera sensor which the Galaxy S II doesn’t have (meaning better image quality in lowlight). The Galaxy S II specs are better than the Arc’s, but Sony Ericsson made a phone that has an ORIGINAL design and UI. :D

    • Bronzki says:

      I’m looking for a phone not a digital camera

    • Rem says:

      I just stated a feature that’s not in the Galaxy S II. If you want a Galaxy S II, then go for it. :)

    • John says:

      Sure, dual core ang SII, pero di naman supported ng android 2.3 yun, LOL.. android 3.0 pa ang dual core supported OS.. so, sa madaling salita.. niloloko lang kayo ng SAMSUNG…

      guys, payo ko lang.. magresearch muna kayo. May dahilan kung bakit single core lang ang nilabas ng SE at HTC ngayon..

    • Robin says:

      whatever john!… sgsII is 2.3, 3.0 is a platform for tablets not mobile phones!!! you make the research first, ok?

    • John says:

      zzz, poor people, blinded by the white sheet of paper. i know 3.0 are for tablets, everyone knows that! 2.3 does not support dual core processor, try to google it. rumors said that android 2.4 is the one that will support dual core processor, and also support for application coded for dual core devices to single core devices.

      its samsung, so dont expect that it will support or updgrade to 2.4, LOL even they say so..

  3. Mark says:

    @bOkz this phone wont even come close to the galaxy s2’s specifications.. sexy lang talaga pero thats about it.

    Dont get me wrong, I like Sony, in fact I’m using an x10, but the specifications they put on the Arc didnt go very far from what the x10 is right now… Gingerbread, better display and camera, plus the HDMI capability, those’re basically it

  4. Sony-Ericson doesn’t want to be left behind, here he is. http://learner-spot.blogspot.com/

  5. dan_md says:

    Spec-wise, this model is below Samsung Galaxy S II but you really have to give credit to the design which any fashionista (note: not us geeks) would go for any time of the day.

    Even for a phone held below SGS II, the features are still the run-of-the-mill pleasantries you would expect from high-end offerings.

    If it is priced right, Sony Ericsson might just have a hit. Php 25K is a fair price point IMHO

  6. Mars says:

    I think this will be priced at around 28-32k.

  7. Jam says:

    P25k – P28k is enought for that phone. *still waiting for Xperia Play*

  8. Kawaii says:

    It is a nifty device indeed, how much would be the estimated retail price for this one? 30k?

  9. Harley Son says:

    just gorgeous!

  10. KennyV says:

    Specs wise: SGS 2 > SE Experia Arc
    Sexy wise: SE Experia Arc > SGS 2

  11. lawrence says:

    http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=3621&idPhone2=3619

    So i guess it really is a choice between “sexiness” and hardware specs.

  12. dan says:

    This would surely put them on top of android phones. Cant wait for the sony xperia play to hit the market. Good luck sony :)

  13. Paulito says:

    Well SE still has a bad taste. Imagine they let the X10 get stuck at Android 2.1
    Their lame excuse is that there is no big difference in 2.2 and 2.1

    can you imagine that? But the truth is that they were bringing out their new phones with 2.3 already. So if you owned any unit from the X10 family you would be forced to buy their new units if you wanted 2.2 or higher. LOL

    Lame marketing strategy. I wonder at what Android OS this unit will get stuck at?

  14. Knee Loat says:

    “Qualcomm MSM8250 Snapdragon 1 GHz CPU”

    kc Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon ing nasa SE site…pls kindly check naman poh…

  15. Paul says:

    No way this comes at 25k locally.

    The lowest quoted price for this in Europe is 500 euro, with Amazon.de quoting 600 (!) euro for pre-order. That’s over 30k to 36k before local taxes and customs kickback, etc.

    US prices are supposedly lower but historically we are closer to EU prices, so expect the worst. Just look at Vaio laptop prices to see what I mean.

  16. Rain says:

    Guys Im thinking of shifting from iPhone to Android. I just want to try it if its really better but i dnt want to spend much as i am just trying this os. What phone can you recommend to try. Im thinking of htc desire or galaxy s. I tried x10 in megamall during its launch and i didnt like it, its too laggy compared to my 3gs

  17. They should hurry and need to capture the Philippine Market, Samsung and LG has better Android phone with its dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Namely the Galaxy S II and Optimus 2x/mach…

    But I’m eying for the Galaxy S II…:)

  18. adam says:

    Which is better LG Optimus 2/ Samsung galaxy 2 or this SE Xperia Arc?. Para kasing mas ok yung LG Optimus 2. If the 3 has the same price bracket I think I’ll go with LG Optimus 2.

  19. Expensive. Eye candy. Pretty gorgeous specs. Can’t afford :(

  20. Messie says:

    tentative price is set at P33K. We’ll see this weekend if this will be true :)

  21. Jhay says:

    This is a nice camera-smartphone, which SE has been known for. Another thing they are notorious for, jaw-dropping price tags on their handsets! T_T

  22. mr.bogus says:

    kung di lang dahil sa android, this phone is trash!!!!

  23. Messie says:

    SE is also known for making classy and edgy designs. Yeah, I know LG Optimus 2 and the Galaxy S 2 might have monster specs, but hey, their boxy design is kind of dull and boring. The Xperia Arc on the other hand is a beauty in all angles. Kahit saang side mo picture-an tong phone na to, astig pa rin tignan.

  24. Cesar Noel says:

    Dumadami na ang mga magagandang Android phones.

  25. bauer says:

    ang mahal naman niyan for 32k.. im sure hindi na lalayo ang price ng galaxy s2, motorola atrix, lg optimus 3d/2x diyan.

  26. bauer says:

    tama. around 25k lang dapat yan. hardware/software specs ang dapat magpamahal sa isang gadget, hindi lang yun design.

    • wala_lang says:

      Sony has always been known to have a steep price, because of their designs and materials used. Their TVs, BD players, etc. all have steep prices compared to competing brands. Another company does well in this regards is Apple. Nobody’s complaining in this site that iPhone 4 costs an arm. Maybe some are, but the majority are not. I’m not an Android fanboy nor an Apple fanboy. I’m just stating my observation.

  27. Name: Dan_MD says:

    Mr. Yugatech, What is your reference for the price?

    P32,750 is too much IMHO. I’m amenable to this price if it’s the Xperia Play with the added hardware controls or the SGS 2 with dual core, NFC, etc.

    Appropriate price for the features is P25-P28k.

  28. dwardy says:

    may nakakaalam ba kung magkano ang Xperia Neo? at tsaka kung idedemo rin ba siya dun?

  29. cynthia says:

    actually, srp of the xperia arc is just P29,990 as posted here: http://technoodling.net/philippine-sony-ericsson-xperia-arc-gets-official-price/

  30. harley says:

    i am a happy owner of this one! thank you yuga for helping me!

  31. kristoff says:

    latest price is 22k via kimstore.multiply.com

    :)

  32. iNSiDiOUS_ME says:

    HOW MUCH DOES IT COST NOW. AS OF NOVEMBER 12 ?

  33. mary grace flores says:

    please, may i know how much is the latest price of sony ericsson experia arc.. thanks

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