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Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S: Upgraded Smartphone Announced

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Sony Ericsson has started off the IFA Consumer Electronics event off well, announcing a new Android smartphone to join their Xperia family.

We say new, technically the handset is an upgrade to a current phone, or an improved sequel if you like. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is very similar to the Xperia Arc you’ll currently find on sale in most phone shops, though the added ‘S’ indicates a faster, better phone.

We’re tempted to say the ‘S’ stands for speed, as the processor has been upgraded to speeds of 1.4GHz, a good improvement from the 1GHz processor found in the standard Arc.

The other major improvement comes in the camera department. While featuring the same 8-megapixel and fantastic Exmor R camera sensor, the Xperia Arc S will now be able to take 3D panoramic photographs. It may not feature dual-cameras like the EVO 3D or Optimus 3D, but the Arc S will be able to use processor power combined with some clever software to create a 3D-effect on a panoramic photo. You’ll then be able to hook the phone up to a 3D HDTV via HDMI and view the photo back in its 3D glory.

The design of the Xperia Arc S is identical to the original, though going by the slides shown in Sony Ericsson’s presentation at IFA this afternoon, it will be finished in a gloss white with chrome edges.

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S will be available in the UK this October, with prices yet to be confirmed.

What do you think of Sony Ericsson’s new smartphone?

Via: Thisismynext