The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, also known as the X12, is now available in India. However, according to a Sony Ericsson spokesperson in India, the official launch of this phone is expected in next few days.
Based on Android’s latest version, the Gingerbread 2.3, the Xperia Arc features a custom built User Interface developed in house. The custom UI includes Sony’s much appreciated Timescape Interface for contacts and a five screen home screen which the user can customise according to his/her need.
The Xperia Arc features a 1 Ghz processor from Snapdragon including a dedicated Adreno 205 graphics engine for faster operations and a more vibrant display. The phone also features a 512MB of RAM and a 364 MB of ROM which can also be used for storage. The phone comes bundled with an 8GB microSD card and can manage up to 32 GB of external storage.
The biggest feature of this Android phone is its 4.2 inch touchscreen and has also a scratch resistant surface to protect it for longer run. The display is powered by Sony’s acclaimed mobile Bravia engine for smooth video playing experience.
The 8 megapixel auto focus camera is the only phone in the category to feature a CMOS sensor. With the help of a CMOS sensor, the camera is able to capture images that are noise free and competitively sharper and brighter than the regular camera phones.
The phone also features touch focus, which allows the user to manually select which area to focus on while capturing an image. The user can also leave the phone on full auto mode or can select smile detection for that perfect shot.
The Xperia Arc is available in select stores in India and carried a price tag of Rs 32,000 but once it is officially announced it will be available across all stores at the same price.