Sony Ericsson's latest Android-based Xperia devices have already started to pop up on various retailer websites around, and so did the Xperia arc S smartphone, which is now listed in the UK at Clove with a price tag of £349.99 attached to it, VAT included.The new device was unveiled to the world as the successor of Xperia arc, which came to the spotlight in early January at CES in Las Vegas, and which is already available for purchase in various markets on the globe.
The new Xperia arc S was present on the floor at the IFA 2011 trade fair in Berlin, where Softpedia got the chance to spend a few minutes with it.
When compared to its successor, the handset packs improvements like a 1.4GHz application processor, which should offer a performance boost of up to 25 percent, along with 3D sweep panorama technology, faster camera startup time, increased usage time, and more.
The same as the original, the new device comes to the market with a 4.2-inch Sony Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, capable of providing users with a great experience while on the go.
Moreover, the handset sports an 8.1 megapixel photo snapper on the back, with LED flash, smile and face detection, auto focus, and support for HD video recording.
The mobile phone comes with a small amount of internal memory, but it compensates through support for microSD memory cards of up to 32GB.
WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity capabilities were included into the mix as well, along with a built-in GPS receiver, DLNA technology, MicroUSB, Micro HDMI, and the like.
The new device runs under Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and offers support for a variety of Google Mobile services, including Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Search or Google Talk, as well as access to the Android Market so that users can download applications and games on their devices.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S was listed at Clove in two color flavors, namely midnight blue and pure white, and can be seen here and here, respectively.