IFA 2011: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S makes its debut

Sony Ericsson Zperia Arc S

There'll be plenty of new smartphones on show here at IFA, and one of the first out of the bag is Sony Ericsson's Xperia Arc S.

The extra letter brings with it numerous new features, including a 1.4GHz processor and an Exmor R sensor with a 2D-to-3D conversion panorama mode.

It's just 8.7mm thick, has an 8.1 megapixel camera and comes bundled with Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) out of the box, as well as Sony's music and movie services.

No exact release date or pricing info as yet – though a global release is pencilled in for some time in October.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching whathifi.com in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.