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Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S RM1899 in Malaysia

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S is currently available in Malaysia at the retail price of RM1899 and comes bundled with accessories worth RM429 while stock last.

The Arc S is an upgraded version of Sony Ericsson’s previous flagship the Arc. The key difference is the improved 1.4GHz processor compared to the Arc’s 1GHz. Beyond that the S is almost the same as its predecessor- specs, design, measurements and size.

The new Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S is based on a Qualcomm MSM8255T Snapdragon chipset, which features a 1.4GHz processor, Adreno 205 GPU and 512MB RAM. The rest of the specs are pretty much the same – a 4.2″ FWVGA Reality display with Mobile BRAVIA engine, an 8 megapixel camera with Sony’s Exmor R sensor, 720p video recording and the same impressive connectivity options including an HDMI port.

Full specifications of the Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S:

Colour Pure WhiteGloss Black


Facts Size: 125 x 63 x 8.7 mmWeight: 117 grams

Operating system: Google™ Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)

Processor: 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255

Camera 3D sweep panorama8.1 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 artBluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)

Music tones (MP3/AAC)

PlayNow™ service

Sony Ericsson Music Player

TrackID™ music recognition

xLOUD™ Loudness Enhancement Technology

Internet Android Market™Bookmarks

Google™ search

Google Voice™ Search

Pan & zoom

Web browser (WebKit)

Communication  Call listConference calls

Facebook™ application

Facebook inside Xperia™ 2.0

Google Talk™

Noise Shield

Polyphonic ringtones

Sony Ericsson Timescape™


Twitter™ (Timescape™integration)*

Vibrating alert

Messaging  ConversationsEmail

Google Mail™

Instant messaging

Multimedia messaging (MMS)

Predictive text input

Sound recorder

Text messaging (SMS)

Design  Auto rotationKeyboard (on-screen, QWERTY)

Live wallpaper

Picture wallpaper

Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA® Engine

Screenshot capturing

Swipe to write

Touch screen





* This service may not be available in every market

3D gamesAccelerated Adobe Flash Video

Media browser

Motion gaming

Radio (FM radio with RDS)

Video streaming


Organiser  Alarm clockCalculator


Document readers


Flight mode

Google Calendar™

Google Gallery 3D

Infinite button


Setup guide

Widget manager

Connectivity  3.5 mm audio jackaGPS

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

Display  16,777,216 colour TFTCapacitive 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 320MBMemory card support: microSD™, up to 32GB
Networks UMTS HSPA 900, 2100GSM 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
8GB microSD™ memory card
Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
User documentationComes bundled with accessories worth RM429 (*while stocks last):

-MW600 Hi-Fi Wireless Headset with FM radio

– IM820 HDMI Cable

-ET912 Screen Protector

– AN401 Car charger + EC 450 USB cable


Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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