When Buzz reviewed the Sony Xperia Arc earlier this year, he seemed to like it a fair bit, now Sony have announced the Sony Xperia Arc S at this years IFA 2011 (which technically hasn`t started yet).

The phone which will be released in 5 colours — Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black & Sakura Pink — has had a bump in specs from the original Xperia Arc:

  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 (Same Processor as the Desire HD)
  • 8.1 MegaPixel Camera
  • 4.2-inch Reality Display with Mobile Bravia Engine, 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)
  • microSD Card Slot
  • Android 2.3

The camera has an interesting feature, sporting an Exmor R sensor that includes a “3D sweep panorama” mode, and the phone will also have the ability to take a 2D image and convert it to 3D.

It appears to be getting released in 2 variants, one with a 900/2100MHz radio the other with a 800/850/1900/2100MHz radio, so it could possibly be released on any Australian carrier. Sony Ericsson has advised a Q4 release window for this device (October onwards) so it shouldn’t be long until we can see how it handles.

Source: Engadget.
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Dylan Waghorne

looks very polished, premium


ooohhh, shiny!


The DesireHD didn’t have a 1.4ghz processor…. was that a typo?

Buzz Moody

Not a typo, it doesn’t say the Desire HD is 1.4GHz, it says they have the same CPU.

The Arc S is evidently overclocked.

Jake Oliver

Or the Desire HD is underclocked 😛


the setCPU app lets me get my DHD up to 1.5, so you might be right