Following the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc’s launch at CES last week, we’ve been waiting to learn about the device. The Sony Ericsson product blog has helped us out by shedding some light on the smartphone and here is what you need to know.
First and foremost, the processor at the heart of the Xperia Arc is a Qualcomm 1GHz MSM8255. The GPU is the Adreno 205, so the phone is pretty good specs-wise. The Android 2.4 Gingerbread that was spotted on the Arc is a red herring though, it was unfortunately just a typo. Android 2.4 does not exist (yet), so what the Arc is carrying is Gingerbread.
The Mediascape UI is gone and in its place is a customizable Media Pane widget. Timescape is still around though, as both an app and a widget. The music player has gained equalizer support, with around 10 genre-based presets. This has been an issue for a quite a while now and we’re glad to see it finally get fixed.
The phone doesn’t have a front-facing camera, so you’ll have to put a stop to your plans involving video chatting. It does, however, have two microphones, which will help in voice cancellation. The phone does indeed support multi-touch, Wi-Fi 802.11n and four different modes for the LED flash used with the 8 megapixel camera – auto, fill flash, red-eye reduction and off.
The blog also has a video up, which you can check out below.