Following Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc’s launch at CES a couple weeks ago, we’ve been waiting to know for the device.Sony Ericsson product blog has helped us out by shedding some light for the smartphone and here's what you must know.
First of all, the processor in the centre in the Xperia Arc is a Qualcomm 1GHz MSM8255. The GPU will be the Adreno 205, so the phone is excellent specs-wise. Android 2.4 Gingerbread that had been spotted to the Arc is a red herring though, it had been unfortunately simply a typo. Android 2.4 doesn't exist (yet), what exactly the Arc is carrying is Gingerbread.
The Mediascape UI is gone and its place is a customizable Media Pane widget. Timescape remains to be though, as both an app plus a widget. The music player has gained equalizer support, with around 10 genre-based presets. It has been a concern for a some time now and we’re glad to discover it finally get fixed.
The product doesn’t use a front-facing camera, so you’ll need to put a stop to your plans involving video chatting. It can do, however, have 2 microphones, which assists in voice cancellation. The product does indeed support multi-touch, Wi-Fi 802.11n and four different modes to the LED flash combined with the 8 mega-pixel camera - auto, fill flash, red-eye reduction and off.