Xperia Arc HD

Everyone is getting into the 720p display game it seems, and Sony Ericsson is no exception.   The Xperia Arc HD (formerly known by it's Nozomi code name) has finally shown up on camera, and it's a stunner.  We don't know the specifications just yet, but the juicy bits have been revealed -- 1.5GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, front facing camera, Android 2.3.5, and of course the 4.3-inch 720p HD display @320dpi.  There's a couple more pictures after the break (including a respectable 1800 Quadrant score if you're in to that sort of thing).  SE, please bring this one to the states for us, OK?

Source: Just Another Mobile Blog; via: Android HDblog

Arc HD

Arc HD

 
There are 25 comments

Mr.Froyo says:

Yeah... I don't think that 1.5Ghz DUal-Core is true.. or does The SYstem info always say ARMv7? I could be (and probably am) wrong, and Sony's UI doesnt normaly take up much CPU, so shouldn't that 1800 atleast be a 2100 or more? Although yes this is very much a prototype, that battery and clock are on the left of the notification bar ...

stsh0502 says:

all of our modern arm processors are arm v7. this is likely qualcomms s2 so we can expect the same relative performance cpu and graphics wise as every other soc. remember comparing quadrant scores between phones is not very trust worthy, must take many things into consideration like the screen resolution and software

Mr.Froyo says:

Your right, sorry i was geting Cortex mixed with ARMv. Aren't the dual cores S3? And on your last points, yeah your right.. Although the battery and clock thing still confuse ,me.

koud says:

maybe RTL language?

Mr.Froyo says:

....I don't know what that is.

koud says:

Right to left, so it makes sense that icons would be on left side then since we have the icons on the right for english (LTR language)

ktan23 says:

I wish it does come to US!

PGleo86 says:

Is that strip at the bottom on the back backlit by the screen like the Apple logo on Macbooks...?

I certainly hope so, because that look awesome!

In saying this however, they should have the option to turn this light off however, because it would use a little extra battery power to illuminate this and not everyone may want it lit-up...

PGleo86 says:

If it was like the Macbook, though, it would just use light leakage from the screen and not use any more power than the screen itself.... Still, I can see why people might not want it lit up, but if it's like the Macbooks it won't go off unless the screen does too

Well if it's only using light leakage from the screen - which appears to be the case, given the three light sources on the front AND rear - it wouldn't really be a problem to keep it "on" because it wouldn't be using anymore power than usual...

And with that in mind, I'm even more keen to see this feature implemented, after all, it's the small touches like that which make all the difference!

d-backs1#AC says:

Would be nice if something like this came to verizon. The only sony phone they got was the xperia play. Bring dual core with great sony cameras and lte!

mikesaimname says:

everyone except for apple...because that will be their "new" 8 month old feature on their next iCrap release

Liljoepr says:

Do people get excited for Sony phones?

Mr.Froyo says:

More or less. Its just that today is Saturday. there's a lot more people out and about instead of looking at this site. My facebook is looking slow too

With products like the Xperia active, and Xperia arc S, the Xperia PLAY ("PlayStation phone"), how could one not get excited?

I must amit though, the lack of support for W-CDMA 850MHz (used by Telstra Australia, and also AT&T) on the Xperia active, and the unavailability of a "3D" phone is a little disappointing... But you know when Sony do it, they're going to do it RIGHT! ;-)

More people would get excited but SE has done a terrible job marketing itself,especially with Android,in the US.Would have really helped to have released the ARC after the X10 debacle.

enigma2u says:

I would consider this phone...for the longest I been wanting a white phone that's NOT AN IPHON3 ..seriously this looks promising I like Sony build and quality

startac7868 says:

The 1280x720 resolution will be on all new high end phones in 2012.

Mr.Froyo says:

you edited your comment making mine look dumb lol

IceDree says:

I hope Sony Ercisson fix the Storage issue

I saw the Arc , I loved it ,Great size , Great screen , Amazing Camera , but 400 MB for Storage ? Seriously ? Apps2SD ain't gonna cut it !

After having a 130 MB of storage in my old OG MILESTONE , I swore to God , I'll never get a phone with less than 4GB of storage for apps , Thank God my Atrix Have plenty of those (16GB + 8GB SD)

Whilst I'm incredibly doubtful, hopefully Sony Ericsson will offer 16-32GB+ of BUILT-IN storage, like Apple do with their products...

Of course if you ask the various Android manufacturers, any of them for that matter, Apple users are the only ones that need 16-32GB+ of built-in storage, and thus the various Android manufacturers avoid including anything more than a couple of GBs like the plague...

This Xperia looks more like the X10 than the graceful lines of the ARC.

15israellai says:

Let's just say goodbye to Retina.