• Xperia™ arc S has Powerful 1.4 GHz Processor Delivering up to 25 Per Cent Faster Entertainment Compared to Xperia arc ™

Dubai-UAE: 28 September, 2011 – Sony Ericsson today announced the Middle East launch of Xperia™ arc S, the fastest and the most entertaining smartphone from the Xperia™ family. The award-winning Xperia™ arc S comes with a 1.4GHz processor, delivering 25 per cent faster camera start up and media conversion, as well as 20 per cent quicker web page rendering compared to Xperia™ arc.

Ruediger Odenbach, General Manager, Sony Ericsson Middle East, said: “Xperia™ arc S is the fastest and most entertaining Xperia™ to date. It clearly demonstrates the premier range of smartphones in the Xperia™ family that are embedded with features and offer a great entertainment experience.”

Xperia™ arc S includes best-in-class Sony technology such as 3D sweep panorama that enables images to be captured in 3D and then viewed by connecting the phone using the HDMI output to a 3D TV. Xperia™ arc S 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 unique social entertainment experience of sharing through Facebook inside Xperia™, in addition to 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

Priced at AED2,099 in UAE, Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S will be available across leading electronic stores from 28 September, 2011.

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


Sony Ericsson Xperia™ arc S


Colour 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

Camera 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

Music Album art

Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™ music recognition

xLOUD™ Loudness Enhancement Technology

Internet Android Market™


Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Pan and 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







3D games

Accelerated Adobe Flash Video

Media browser

Motion gaming

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

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

Memory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB (16GB included)

Networks 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 hands free

HDMI cable

Car Charger

Leather pouch

Screen protector
16 GB microSD™ memory card
Micro USB cable for charging
Synchronisation and file transfer
User documentation


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.
Printed in January 2010, R1A

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. For more information, please visit: www.sonyericsson.com/press.

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Email: msaad@apcoworldwide.com

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