Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro Officially Unveiled

Today, Sony Ericsson unveiled three new Android phones at their event in London – the Xperia Mini, Xperia Mini Pro and the Xperia Acro. While they sport similar specifications, the Xperia Mini and the Xperia Mini Pro will likely be priced in the budget category, while the Xperia Acro will be a high end smartphone.

The Xperia Acro was leaked exactly a month back. Most of the leaked specifications we reported back then have turned out to be true. It will be a fatter, improved version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc for Japanese users.

“We are delighted to be introducing this flagship model to Japan. In this sophisticated market, we are listening to consumers and are happy to adapt our products to fit in with requirements which they believe to be an essential part of the mobile experience. We expect that they will be pleased to have such a uniquely adept premium smartphone and look forward to a new wave of consumers experiencing the world of Xperia.” said Bert Nordberg, President, Sony Ericsson.

The Xperia Acro comes with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and an Adreno 205 GPU with 512 MB RAM. It will sport a 4.2 inch capacitive touchscreen display powered by the Mobile Bravia Engine, and an 8.1 MP Exmor R camera which can record 720p HD video. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will offer Mobile TV functionality.

It will be available in Japan from June. It will be available in two colors – black and white.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro Leaked

Details of a new Android powered smartphone by Sony Ericsson have been leaked on the Sony Ericsson PC Companion tool which is bundled with Sony Ericsson phones. The Sony Ericsson Acro will apparently be launched in Japan.

It is an improved version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and comes with NFC, TV Tuner and infrared capabilities, features which are used a lot by the Japanese smartphone users.

It will be slightly fatter than the Xperia Arc and will come with a 4.2 inch display, a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and an 8.1 MP Exmor R camera. It will be very similar to the Xperia Arc, and will come with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It will sport all the basics – EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and GPS with A-GPS.

There will be two versions of the device – the Xperia Acro S0-02C, which is a GSM version and the Xperia Acro IS11S, which is a CDMA version. The Xperia Acro is expected to launch around June this year.

Here is the screenshot of the Xperia Acro in the Sony Ericsson PC Companion tool.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Acro

For more details on the Xperia Acro, head over to Xperia Blog