The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S just got unveiled at IFA and it’s nothing less than an SE Xperia Arc on steroids. The handset mimics the looks of the original Arc, but bumps up the processor clock speed to 1.4GHz on the Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 chip and adds panoramic image capture in both 2D and 3D. Similarly to the recently unveiled Sony Ericson Xperia neo V, the phone will use the new 3D Sweep Panorama feature, which basically uses a sweeping motion you make when capturing a picture to grab similar images from a slightly different angle. It then processes those 2D images into 3D panoramas, which you can later view on a compatible TV set.
Except for that, the handset is expected to come with an 8.1-megapixel Exmor R sensor for with improved low-light sensitivity and a Mobile Bravia display, with the same size of 4.2 inches as its predecessor but a slightly higher resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, compared to the 800 x 480 on the original Xperia arc.
It will be available in five color version: Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black, and Sakura Pink. On the software side, it will run Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread, with access to Sony services like "Music Unlimited" and "Video Unlimited". The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S is expected to hit shelves in October.