Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S With 3D Officially Announced

There’s a new Xperia Arc smartphone coming out of the Sony Ericsson camp, as during the IFA trade show in Berlin, Sony officially announced the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S smartphone, an Android device that is apparently a slight upgrade to the original Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, hence the addition of the “S”.

According to a report over on the Boy Genius Report, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is an Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset capable of shooting pictures in 3D in both standard and panoramic, and gives access to Sony’s Music Unlimited and Video storefront services.

Other specifications on the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S are a 4.2-inch Reality display, Mobile Bravia Engine, 8.1 megapixel camera, 1.4 GHz processor, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, 8GB storage and microSD expansion, and Facebook inside Xperia.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S unlike other 3D capable smartphones doesn’t use two cameras but used Sony 3D sweep technology that can output 3D images snapped by a single camera.

The head of product marketing at Sony Ericsson, Nikolaus Scheurer says,“Xperiaâ„¢ arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperiaâ„¢ to date and it clearly demonstrates how the Xperiaâ„¢ family are the best smartphones to experience great entertainment services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.”

Furthermore apparently the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S has a 25 percent faster camera start up and media conversion as well as 20 percent faster web page rendering when compared with the original Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc.

As for when the mobile space is likely to see the Xperia Arc S become available, the Android smartphone will be available globally in select markets sometime in Q4, although there’s currently no word on what the handset will hit your pocket for.

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