Sony Ericsson Introduces New Xperia Arc S with 3D Photography

The new Xperia Arc S from Sony Ericsson will be able to take 3D panoramic images using a standard camera, with the feature expected to be added to other devices in the Xperia line.

  • The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S handset will be available to purchase from October at an unknown price point in Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, and Sakura Pink flavors. Photo: SonyThe Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S handset will be available to purchase from October at an unknown price point in Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, and Sakura Pink flavors. Photo: Sony
  • Consumers also have access to a uniquely social entertainment experience of sharing and discovery with Facebook inside Xperia, plus the extensive world of Android with over 250,000 applications. Photo: SonyConsumers also have access to a uniquely social entertainment experience of sharing and discovery with Facebook inside Xperia, plus the extensive world of Android with over 250,000 applications. Photo: Sony
  • Xperia arc S also has a visually brilliant 4.2" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, an 8.1mp camera with HD video capability and Sony's award winning Exmor R for mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions. Photo: SonyXperia arc S also has a visually brilliant 4.2" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, an 8.1mp camera with HD video capability and Sony's award winning Exmor R for mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions. Photo: Sony
  • In addition to these services, Xperia arc S includes best-in-class Sony technology such as 3D sweep panorama. 3D sweep panorama images can be captured and then viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. Photo: SonyIn addition to these services, Xperia arc S includes best-in-class Sony technology such as 3D sweep panorama. 3D sweep panorama images can be captured and then viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output. Photo: Sony
  • Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson said: 'Xperia arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperia to date and it clearly demonstrates how the Xperia family are the best smartphones to experience great entertainment services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.' Photo: Sony Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson said: 'Xperia arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperia to date and it clearly demonstrates how the Xperia family are the best smartphones to experience great entertainment services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.' Photo: Sony
  • Consumers with a 2011 Xperia smartphone are now able to enjoy Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited subject to market availability: 'Music Unlimited' has a global catalogue of over 10 million unique songs with access to your personal music library and ad free radio channels across multiple devices;  'Video Unlimited' is the ultimate source for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from all major studios. Photo: SonyConsumers with a 2011 Xperia smartphone are now able to enjoy Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited subject to market availability: 'Music Unlimited' has a global catalogue of over 10 million unique songs with access to your personal music library and ad free radio channels across multiple devices; 'Video Unlimited' is the ultimate source for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from all major studios. Photo: Sony
  • Taking the award-winning sleek design from Xperia Arc,the latest addition to the Xperia family has a processor upgraded to 1.4Ghz, Sony 3D sweep panorama technology and access to the Sony Entertainment Network services – Music Unlimited and 'Video Unlimited'. Photo: SonyTaking the award-winning sleek design from Xperia Arc,the latest addition to the Xperia family has a processor upgraded to 1.4Ghz, Sony 3D sweep panorama technology and access to the Sony Entertainment Network services – Music Unlimited and 'Video Unlimited'. Photo: Sony

Sony Ericsson has announced a new iteration of the iconic Xperia brand – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S handset at the first day of the IFA 2011 event in Berlin. Xperia Arc S is super identical to the previous Xperia Arc in terms of specs and hardware, but the Arc S will be slightly faster.

The Xperia Arc S is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1.4GHz processor, while the Arc has got 1GHz processor only, so there will be 40% speed increase and according to the company, we can expect real-world performance to amount to about a 20-25% speed-up.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is having another interesting feature – the ability to shoot 3D and 3D panorama pictures. With the help of the 3D sweep panorama mode, you will be to use the handset’s regular 2D camera to generate 3D images for viewing over HDMI on compatible displays.

Other specs are including an 8 megapixel Exmor R camera with 720p HD video recording capability, 4.2-inch FWVGA “Reality Display” enhanced by Mobile Bravia Engine with a slightly higher resolution of 854 X 480 pixels, compared to the 800 X 480 on the original Xperia arc.

It has also got 512MB RAM and the regular cellular features like Wi-Fi b/g/n, DLNA certification, Bluetooth and there will be 320MB internal memory, 8GB microSD card included with support for 32GB max, Facebook inside Xperia to share the gams & apps through Facebook and it runs Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread OS with access to Sony services like “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited”.

“Music Unlimited” has a global catalogue of over 10 million unique songs with access to your personal music library and ad free radio channels across multiple devices, while “Video Unlimited” (currently exclusive to Sony Ericsson Xperia) is the ultimate source for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from all major studios.

Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson said: “Xperia arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperia to date and it clearly demonstrates how the Xperia family are the best smartphones to experience great entertainment services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited.”

Consumers also have access to a uniquely social entertainment experience of sharing and discovery with Facebook inside Xperia, plus the extensive world of Android with over 250,000 applications.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S handset will be available to purchase from October at an unknown price point in Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, and Sakura Pink flavors. [via Sony Ericsson]

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