Earlier today, Sony Ericsson has officially launched two of its flagship Android smartphones for 2011 – the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and Sony Ericsson Neo. Both running Android 2.3. Gingerbread OS, the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo will be released with an HD game promotion wherein you’ll get a voucher to purchase three HD game titles out of the ten that will be initially available.
Key features of both smartphones are the Exmor R mobile sensor which basically help you capture still images and video even in low-light environment without sacrificing the quality of the output and the Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine for exceptional brilliance and crystal clear images that enhances the phones’ display prowess. Both phones also has built-in HDMI connector that connects the phones to your HD TV.
For their specific features, the Xperia Arc boasts of a 4.2-inch Reality Display, multi-touch scratch-resistant mineral glass display, an 8.1MP camera with auto focus and LED flash and 720p HD video capture capability. The Xperia Neo on the other hand sports an 8.1MP camera, LED Flash, HD video recording, HDMI connector. It is a certified GreenHeart device courtesy of its headset and charger which are made from recycled plastics.
I had a chance to play around with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc and I would have to say that the design and form factor of this smartphone is something to die for. It’s simply beautiful. You’ll appreciate how thin and light this phone is. The “arc” design is also kind of cool and provides an overall nice grip to the phone.
Both Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo are scheduled to be released this April. Xperia Arc retails for Php 29,990 and will be available in Midnight Blue and Misty Silver, while the Xperia Neo is yet to be priced. It will be cheaper than the Xperia Arc, of course.
If you’re planning to get a new Android smartphone, I highly recommend getting the Xperia Arc. It’s definitely a feature-rich smartphone that won’t get you feel shortchanged. Below are some shots of the Xperia Arc.
Disclosure: The PR Host provided a sumptous lunch for all invited tech bloggers and members of the press. Although the food was great, this did not however influence my decision to recommend the two smartphones. 🙂