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Sony Ericsson unveils the Super arc

Joint Swedish-Japanese mobile phone company venture Sony Ericsson has launched the latest member to the Xperia family – in the arc S, which is an update to the thin Arc handset from early this year.

Sony Ericsson’s Xpera arc S was released at Berlin’s IFA consumer electronics show this week, where the Xperia arc was announced way back in January at Las Vegas’ CES. The first model had a uniquely designed case that arcs in the middle, producing a thin 8.7mm chassis at its smallest point that's mirrored in the new version too.

The Xperia arc s will arrive with the same 4.2-inch reality display and the Sony Mobile Bravia engine as the first device, along with the same 8.1 megapixel camera that has the Exmor R image sensor that captures images in low light.

The new phone has a much faster 1.4GHz processor, where the original arc shipped with just a 1GHz variant. Android ‘Gingerbread’ 2.3.4 OS does accompany the arc S, which is said to be coming to other Xperia devices later on in the year.

There is also the 3D sweep panorama image capture with pictures that can be viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV, using the HDMI port and cable.

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