During the CES 2011, Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Arc. The Xperia Arc is insanely thin at 8.7mm and packs a 4.2-inch Reality Display’ with mobile Bravia engine display. The handset is powered by a 1Ghz Snapdragon processor while an Adreno 205 handles the graphics department. The Arc was also among the few phones announced in CES to run on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
One of the main highlights of the Xperia Arc is the 8MP Exmor R camera sensor. Like the iPhone 4, this new sensor is back-illuminated which makes the camera sensor much more sensitive to light. The official Sony Ericsson blog has explained in detail as to what all new camera improvements the Arc incorporates. The Arc will also feature a brand new camera UI which will be much easier and faster to use.
The blog post also states that the handset will shoot comparatively better pics in indoor and low-lit situation thanks to the increased light sensitivity, low shutter time and a lens with an aperture value of f/2.4.
The blog has also posted an HD video recorded from the Xperia Arc so as to give users a hint on the quality of the video recording.
Below is the video I am talking about :
It would be interesting to see whether the Xperia Arc camera will be able to rival the best camera phone in the market right now the Nokia N8.