Today Sony Ericsson have announced a revised version of it’s 2011 flagship Xperia handset, the Xperia Arc. Despite the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc not even being out 6 months, Sony Ericsson have unveiled that the Arc S will be a suped up version of the popular handset. The Xperia Arc features 1GHz processor, while the Xperia Arc S will have a 1.4GHz processor. It’s presumed to be single core as there’s no mention of the processor being dual core. This will bring the Xperia range more “up to date” with competitor handsets on the market, such as the HTC Sensation and the Galaxy SII, which both feature a dual core 1.2GHz processor.
Unlike the announcement of the Xperia Neo V, I’m sure there will be quite a few people upset an angry at this. The difference between the Neo and the Neo V is the camera. The Neo V will feature a lower spec 5 megapixel, compared to the 8 megapixels of the Neo. For those who’ve already bought the Neo, I’m sure there’s not that many people displeased by the announcement of the Neo V. This probably won’t be the case with the Xperia Arc S though, as it features better specifications than the Xperia Arc, which was released only in April this year, only 4 months ago. Meaning those who took out a contract at launch, will still have quite a long time left in their contract and the release of the Xperia Arc S isn’t too far away. Sony Ericsson have said the phone will be available globally from October 2011, making the release only six months after the initial release of the Arc.
The Xperia Arc S will be released with Android 2.3.4, which will be released to the current 2011 Xperia models on the market. This will also include the 3D Panoramic feature, which will let you take photos in 3D to be viewed on 3D enabled TVs.