Sony Ericsson launches Xperia arc with BRAVIA and Exmor-R

Jonathan Morris
January 6, 2011

With every new Android device needing some new innovation, Sony Ericsson has used the CES to introduce BRAVIA screen and Sony’s Exmor R camera sensor technology with the Xperia arc.

As reported yesterday, the slimline Xperia smartphone – the fifth since Sony Ericsson adopted Android – will be the first Xperia phone to ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) from day one.

It may not have a snazzy dual-core processor (instead, it uses a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor), but Sony Ericsson will hope that people won’t mind when they can enjoy the huge 4.2-inch multi-touch (at last) ‘Reality Display’ that utilises Sony’s Mobile BRAVIA Engine.

The camera may be the same 8.1-megapixels as the X10, but the Xperia arc uses an Exmore R sensor (with f/2.4 lens) that lets you take better pictures (and HD video) in low light levels. Pictures and video can be shared via the HDMI connector on any HD television.

Continuing on with the ‘human curvature’ design theme, the Xperia arc is also slightly curved and measures only 8.7mm at its thinnest point.



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