At the IFA conference in Berlin, Sony Ericsson announced Xperia Arc S smartphone. There isn't a whole lot of change when you compare the Xperia Arc S to the original Xperia Arc. The main difference is an upgraded processor, from 1GHz to 1.4GHz, and an Exmor R sensor has been added to the 8MP rear facing camera.
The phone will sport Sony's Reality display powered by Sony's mobile Bravia engine. The Reality Display on the original Xperia Arc has a pixel density of 854 x 480, which is a slight upgrade from the more standard 800 x 480 resolution we're used to seeing on high-end handsets. What really makes the Reality Display special is the support of Sony's Mobile Bravia Engine, which is meant to improve color and detail in a fashion similar to that of Bravia TVs.
The phone will also have the ability to shoot 2D panoramic photos with its Exmor R image sensor. The images can be converted to 3D, at which point you can view those images on one of the company's 3D Bravia TV sets.
The Xperia Arc S will come pre-loaded with the latest version of Android Gingerbread, 2.3.4 to be precise, which will include Sony's 3D panorama photography.
However, the Xperia Arc S has less internal memory at 320MB compared to 1GB of Xperia Arc.
Sony claims the upgrades mean the Xperia Arc S is 25 per cent quicker at starting the camera app and can load web pages 20 per cent faster than the Xperia Arc. The newer Xperia Arc S smartphone will also have access to the Sony Entertainment Network services for music and video.