We've just received word from Sony Ericsson's PR agency in the Philippines that the much-awaited Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc can officially be pre-ordered in a public preview at Sony Summer Hotspots happening from March 11 to 13, 2011 at SM Megatrade Hall 1!
A true flagship release, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc features top-of-the-line technical specifications. The handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with its 1 GHz Scorpion processor and flaunts a massive 4.2-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 8 MegaPixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, HD 720p video capture capability and microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB. As for connectivity, Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc supports Wifi, Bluetooth and 3G.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc features Sony's award-winning Exmor R mobile sensor with f/2.4 lens, which enables users to capture high quality pictures and HD videos even in low light conditions. All pictures and videos captured using the handset can then be shared in HD on a Sony Bravia TV via the built-in HDMI port.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc dons a price tag of £459.99 in the UK. We've yet to receive official pricing details of the phone in the Philippines but off hand, I'm expecting this flagship release to get an SRP in the range of PhP 30,000 - PhP 40,000. Please stay tuned for updates on this handset's availability in the Philippines.
UPDATE: The official suggested retail price of Sony Ericsson Arc in the Philippines is Php 29,990 -- a lot less than that was earlier predicted. No word yet on official launch date.
In the meantime, check out the complete technical specifications of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc;
|Name||Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc|
|Type||Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)|
|Price Category||High-End (Flagship Release)|
|Dimensions||125 x 63 x 8.7 mm|
|Available Colors||Midnight Blue, Misty Silver|
|Operating System||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display||4.2-inch, 480 x 854 pixels, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Processor||1GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon|
|Camera||8 MegaPixels, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash|
|Video Capture||High-Definition 720p 30 frames per second|
|Audio and Video Playback||MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player |
- MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player
|Ports||microUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, HDMI|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP|
|Network||2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 800|
|Memory||320 MB storage, 512 MB RAM, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32GB, 8 GB included|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Battery||Li-Po 1500 mAh|
|Uptime||Standby of up to 430 hours on 2G Standby of up to 400 hours on 3G Talk time of up to 7 hours on 2G Talk time of up to 7 hours on 3G|
|Value-Added Features||TimeScape UI, SNS Integration, Arc Design, Exmor R Imaging Technology, Google Services Suite|