Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sony Ericsson Arc S is Coming in October

 

When the Sony Ericsson Arc came out in April, it quickly established itself as one of the most desirable smartphones on the market. Now Sony Ericsson has given its flagship Android device a speed boost, replacing the single core 1GHz processor with a single core 1.4GHz upgrade.
The phone is called the Sony Ericsson Arc S and its on the show floor at IFA. The first impressions is that, well, its pretty similar to its predecessor. The outer design of the phone is exactly the same, as are its dimensions and weight.


That means it is very slim [Just 8.7mm thick] and very light [Just 117g]. All the notable changes have been made inside with the addition of that faster chip.

The phone runs the latest version of Android 2.3 and the speed, smoothness at which it runs.

The 8.1-megapixel camera on the back is the same as that on the Arc, but there's the addition of the 3D Sweep Panorama mode. This will stitch together photos into a panorama shot as you pan the camera. Though the phone doesn't have a 3D screen, you can watch your pics in 3D on a suitable TV.

Another addition is that of Sony's content services - Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited. The former enables you to listen to as much music as you like for a monthly fee, the latter offers movies on a pay-as-you-play basis.

The Sony Ericsson Arc S comes in five different colours - Pure White, Gloss Black, Misty Silver, Midnight Blue and Sakura Pink, and will be out in October.