Sony Ericsson launches Xperia Arc S
Its fastest Android smartie yet
IFA 2011 Sony has given its Xperia Android smartphones range a boost with the Arc S, it’s fastest model yet featuring a 1.4GHz CPU.
The Xperia Arc S remains in keeping with the sleek styling of the rest of the range and includes an 8.1Mp camera with 3D/2D sweep panorama functions, 720p video and HDMI support.
This latest Sony smartie runs Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) and with its 4.2in, 854 x 480-pixel touchscreen measures up at 125 x 63 x 9mm and 117g. The 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 CPU allows for 3G talk times of up to 7hrs 35m and standby of around 460hrs. The battery is removeable too and you get an 8GB micro SD card in the bundle.
The Xperia Arc S offers full access to the Android Market, Google Talk and can function as a Wi-Fi hotspot. It will be available in Q4 2011, prices have yet to be announced. ®
It's not, simple as.
The same chip can be found in the Galaxy S II mini - the smaller, slower brother of the Galaxy S II.
Sony have a thing about stuffing last years chips into this years premium phones, then asking the same money for them as companies using better, faster hardware.
I hope they increased the on board storage
There was pitifully small amount in the first (current) Xperia Arc for software that could not be off-loaded to SD.
but sadly you'll get promised the world and then shafted on the upgrade path.
Never buying an SE product again.
ermmm, not so fast
As the quote is "it’s fastest model yet" the addition of the apostrophe, and subsequent contraction, can actually be read as "it is fastest model yet". It could be construed that it is either the fastest Arc, fastest Xperia, fastest Sony or fastest Android.
"its fastest" would certainly mean the adjective is applied to the object of the sentence.
1.4Ghz is more than 1.2Ghz whether its dual core or not.
With a dual core, you don't just double the clock speed to get the effective... if an app or operating system only uses one of those cores, then the second core doesnt even come in to it.
Oh, and i have a Galaxy SII, just so you know.