Jan 04 AT 1:08 PM Edgar Cervantes 23 Comments

Sony Ericsson teases what seems like an Xperia Arc Successor

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CES takes off next week, and everyone is eager to see what gadgets 2012 holds. 2011 was a great year for Android, and this year looks to be more of the same. Sony Ericsson has decided to bring a little excitement before the show starts, teasing some close up images of a new device.

Sony Ericsson has already been teasing “something big” to come during CES. As many have noticed, the teased close-up images look much like an Xperia Arc. In fact, they look nearly identical. This has us wondering whether these are place-holder images, or if the “big” product will simply be an improved Xperia Arc.

Current vairants of this device include the Xperia Arc and the Xperia Arc S, which are great devices, but definitely not up to par with the super phones coming in 2012. Specs include a 1 GHz processor (1.4 GHz for Xperia Arc S), 512 MB of RAM, 1 GB of internal storage, 8 GB micro SD card (supports cards of up to 32 GB) and an 8 MP camera.

It is important to note that the Xperia Arc devices carry Sony’s outstanding Exmor R sensor. This makes for a very impressive picture quality (as well as video – 720p@30fps), especially in low-light conditions. You can check out more details and a video demonstration here. That, along with the awesome dedicated camera button that all Xperia Arc devices carry (and it looks like this one will, as well), should make a great device for the camera-happy.

When the Xperia Arc S was released, one of the biggest differences from its predecessor was the ability to take 3D panoramic images. We certainly hope that, if this device is yet another iteration of the Xperia Arc family, the camera is taken to another level.

There you go, guys. We’ll be at CES covering all the awesome news for you, so stay tuned for more details. What do you think Sony Ericsson has prepared for us?

Via: The Verge

Source: Sony Ericsson (Facebook)

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  • Alan Reboli

    I am intrigued. Just leave it unlocked so we can really play with this thing.

  • Zachary Rodriguez

    I do like almost anything Sony and expect this to be gorgeous like most of their products. After getting my Gakaxy Nexus though I dont think i could go back to skins and slow updates.

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

      Well, among all the Android smartphone makers, Sony is the only one that I would give them a thumb-up when it comes to updating the OS. Almost all Sony phones released in 2011 shipped with Gingerbread, even when most other phones shipped with Froyo.

    • Kev

      No skins =/= faster updates by any means, seriously I still havent recievd ICS for my UTMS nexus s. At this rate samsungs skinned ICS update will arive faster than my ota, a huge irony .

  • zyphbear

    I am interested, but let’s hope whatever it is, it includes ICS since they are waiting for CES to debut it.

    • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

      Not unlikely, Sony kept up quite well with last year’s Gingerbread release. However, their 2011 lineup weren’t particularly impressive. Hopefully, they can give us a major surprise this year.

      On a side note, I can’t wait to see a Xperia Nexus that spots physical game controls.

  • kazahani

    If this is running Tegra3 then I’ll take five.

  • KPeter0314

    I so wanna go to CES! The worst part is I have coworkers who are going to CES and will see and play with this stuff…. :(

  • scores87

    Dual-Core Snapdragon or OMAP and I am happy, I don’t really like nvidia

  • thaghost

    I thought it was Sony and no longer Sony Ericsson.

    • Marc’us H.

      I thought the same thing? Unless this is the last of the Ericsson name?

  • Marc’us H.

    Sony could turn heads with this one, I’m intrigued to see how this turns out.

  • Kev

    I really liked the xperia arc. the only gripe i had about it was that the power button was hard to press, the 3.5mm head jack didnt support all of my headphones, and boot up time was about 2~3minutes.
    The design however was a masterpiece. :)

  • HoLfElDeR

    I am sure they will anounce something spectacular, i love the way in wich SE is heading

  • lokidokie

    Am I the only 1 who isn’t particularly impressed?!?!

  • Pataps

    Excuse me, but WTF is this “port” thing in upper right pic?! It looks a little bit like apple’s MagSafe O.o

  • vid500

    I really can’t wait CES to start, curious to see all the new devices. How long will they use Sony Ericsson, I tought this year they will start to sell just Sonys.

  • Patrick

    1 GB of internal storage…. ridiculous.

  • Zhi Hao

    Hello world! I’m here for my next dose of speed!!!

    Please let it have the ST Ericsson A9540!

  • Nathan D.

    I would get their phones if they were more up to par.