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Sony Ericsson unveils its fastest entertainment experiences to date with Xperia™ arc S

Xperia™ arc S has a powerful 1.4 Ghz processor delivering up to 25% faster entertainment compared to Xperia arc ™


Winner of the EISA award "European Camera Phone 2011-2012"*


31st August 2011, Berlin, Germany - Sony Ericsson today unveiled Xperia™ arc S at Sony's press conference in conjunction with IFA in Berlin. Taking the award-winning sleek design from Xperia arc*,the latest addition to the Xperia™ family has a processor upgraded to 1.4Ghz, Sony 3D sweep panorama technology and access to the Sony Entertainment Network services - "Music Unlimited" and "Video Unlimited"**. Xperia™ arc S features 25% faster camera start up and media conversion , along with 20% faster web page rendering compared to Xperia™ arc***.




Consumers with a 2011 Xperia™ smartphone are now able to enjoy "Music Unlimited" and "Video Unlimited" subject to market availability**:


"Music Unlimited" has a global catalogue of over 10 million unique songs**** with access to your personal music library and ad free radio channels across multiple devices.


"Video Unlimited" (currently exclusive to Sony Ericsson Xperia™) is the ultimate source for the latest Hollywood blockbusters, all-time classics, and TV shows from all major studios.


Nikolaus Scheurer, Head of Product Marketing at Sony Ericsson said: "Xperia™ arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperia™ to date and it clearly demonstrates how the Xperia™ family are the best smartphones to experience great entertainment services such as Music Unlimited and Video Unlimited."


In addition to these services, Xperia™ arc S includes best-in-class Sony technology such as 3D sweep panorama. 3D sweep panorama images can be captured and then viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output.


Xperia™ arc S also has a visually brilliant 4.2" Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine, an 8.1mp camera with HD video capability and Sony's award winning Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor that enhances still images and videos even in low light conditions.


Consumers also have access to a uniquely social entertainment experience of sharing and discovery with Facebook inside Xperia™, plus the extensive world of Android with over 250,000 applications.


Xperia™ arc S at a glance:


Super fast 1.4 GHz processor

3D and 2D sweep panorama photography

8.1 MP camera with Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor

4.2" Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Latest Android™ platform Gingerbread 2.3

Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S will be available globally in selected markets from Q4 2011.


For full details all products news, please visit the press room and the product blog:


* Xperia™arc S and Xperia™ arc are winners of the EISA (European Imaging and Sound Association) award for European Camera Phone 2011-2012. Xperia™ arc is also the winner of the prestigious red dot Product Design Award 2011


** Availability of Sony Entertainment Network services:


"Music Unlimited" and "Video Unlimited" are expected to become available on Xperia™ arc S and launch timing will vary by region. Customers will be notified when services are available.


Markets for Video Unlimited: USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Canada and Japan


Markets for Music Unlimited: USA, Italy, Spain, Germany, UK, France, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand


*** Based on internal tests.

**** The number of songs available from this catalogue varies by region




Pure White

Midnight Blue

Misty Silver

Gloss Black

Sakura Pink

Facts 1)2)


Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm

Weight: 117 grams

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)

Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255



3D sweep panorama

8.1 megapixel camera

16x smart zoom

Aperture f/2.4

Auto focus

Face detection

Face recognition


Geo tagging

HD video recording (720p)

Image stabiliser

Red-eye reduction

Scene detection


Send to web

Smile detection

Sony Exmor R™ for mobile image sensor

Sweep panorama

Touch capture

Touch focus

Video light

Video recording

Video stabiliser



Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™ music recognition

xLOUD™ Loudness Enhancement Technology



Android Market™


Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)



Call list

Conference calls

Facebook™ application

Facebook inside Xperia™ 2.0

Google Talk™

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones

Sony Ericsson Timescape™


Twitter™ (Timescape™integration)*

Vibrating alert





Google Mail™

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)



Auto rotation

Keyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Live wallpaper

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Screenshot capturing

Swipe to write

Touch screen



* This service may not be available in every market


3D games

Accelerated Adobe Flash Video

Media browser

Motion gaming

Video Unlimited

Music Unlimited

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Video streaming




Alarm clock



Document readers


Flight mode

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D

Infinite button


Setup guide

Widget manager



3.5 mm audio jack


Bluetooth™ technology

DLNA Certified™

Google Latitude™

Google Maps™ with Street View

HDMI support

Media Transfer Protocol support

Micro USB support


Native USB tethering

Synchronisation via Facebook™

Synchronisation via Google Sync™

Synchronisation via Sony Ericsson Sync

Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync®

USB mass storage

USB High speed 2.0 support



Wi-Fi® Hotspot functionality



16,777,216 colour TFT

Capacitive multi-touch

4.2 inches

854 x 480 pixels (FWVGA)

Shatter proof sheet on scratch-resistant mineral glass



Phone memory (user-free): Up to 320MB

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB



UMTS HSPA 900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

UMTS HSPA 800, 850, 1900, 2100

GSM GPRS/EDGE 850, 900, 1800, 1900

Battery life


Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 7 hrs 25 min*

Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 460 hrs*

Talk time UMTS: Up to 7 hrs 35 min*

Standby time UMTS: Up to 460 hrs*

Music listening time: Up to 37 hrs*

Video playback time: Up to 6 hrs 25 min*

In the kit


Xperia™ arc S

Removable battery

Stereo portable handsfree

8GB microSD™ memory card


Micro USB cable for charging

Synchronisation and file transfer

User documentation

*According to GSM Association Battery Life Measurement Technique. Battery performance may vary depending on network conditions and configurations, and phone usage



1) Facts and features may vary depending on local variant. 2) Operational times are affected by network preferences, type of SIM card, connected accessories and various activities e.g. playing games. Kit contents and colour options may differ from market to market. The full range of accessories may not be available in every market.



© Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, 2011


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Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners. Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All terms are subject to change without prior notice.

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB, SE-221 88 Lund, Sweden.


About Sony Ericsson


Sony Ericsson celebrates its 10th year as a joint venture between Sony Corporation and Ericsson in October, 2011. Over the years Sony Ericsson has brought together the best communication technologies with superior entertainment user experiences to create its Xperia™ line of the 'most entertaining smartphones' in the mobile handset industry. With its global corporate functions in London, Sony Ericsson has sales and marketing operations in all major regions of the world, as well as manufacturing in China, and product development sites in China, Japan, Sweden and Silicon Valley, California.

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