The wait for the new range of Sony Ericsson Xperia series smartphones running Android will come to an end next month. Flipkart, online retailer of books, movies, mobiles, cameras and computers has started taking pre-orders for the freshly announced Xperia arc smartphone. With a pre-order price of Rs. 28,999, which also includes sourcing fee, this phone is expected to release in the second week of April. Now don't take this as a Sony Ericsson India official date since we've observed that these dates usually tend to change. Sony Ericsson is yet to launch Xperia arc formally with official pricing in India.
Unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show 2011, Sony Ericsson Xperia arc has a 4.2-inch Reality Display bearing capacitive touchscreen that supports 854x480 pixel resolution. Shatter proof sheet on the display saves it from scratches and the mobile BRAVIA Engine promises clearer visuals.
Under the hood, Xperia arc houses 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU coupled with Adreno 205GPU, 512MB RAM and 320MB internal memory. This phone comes with 8.1 megapixel camera with Sony Exmore R image sensor for capturing high quality images even in low light. The HDMI port will let you plug the phone to an HD TV.
By default the Xperia arc will come loaded with Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will feature new Timescape UI. A slew of other nifty features are added to this smartphone and you can check them all on its official page.
It's no surprise that the Xperia Arc costs a bit higher than the current top of the line Android handsets. As always, high-end Sony Ericsson smartphones are known of being a bit costly, but in due course of time we anticipate a price drop.
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