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.