Possibly one of the thinnest and lightest devices I experienced at CES was the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc. Measuring only 8.7mm at its thinnest point and being touted as the ultimate multimedia smartphone! Sony realized that if it was putting such a title on a device it had to come strong with innovative technology, and what better place to look than its own backyard. Taking its popular Bravia Engine which can be found on most of its TV’s and integrating into the 4.2″ Reality display, Sony is able to give users a better viewing experience with the Mobile Bravia Engine by reducing motion blur, delivering better contrast ratio, and higher detail. While it’s something that has to be viewed in person I can attest that the display is crisp, bright, and looks amazing. The second involves attaining better pictures in low light situations using the Exmor R sensor. Although I was unable to test this due to the environment, Im sure that this will come as a welcome addition to every user considering low light problems plague almost every single mobile phone. Running Android 2.3 the Xperia arc flies through content thanks to the Qualcomm single core 1GHz processor.
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc hands-on video:
Sony Ericsson Xperia arc detailed specifications :
- 8.1 megapixel camera
- Up to 2.46x smart zoom
- Aperture f/2.4
- Sony Exmor Râ„¢ for mobile CMOS sensor
- Video recording, HD 720p
- Sony Mobile Bravia Engine
- 16,777,216 colour TFT
- Capacitive multi-touch
- 4.2 inches
- 854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)
- Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass
Expect a release date sometime in Q1 of 2011.