Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is the official name of the Anzu, specs reconfirmed, new pics show up
The Sony Ericsson Anzu has leaked a couple of times, but never before did we know anything other than its codename – for Anzu, like Idou, and other similar names used by Sony Ericsson, was clearly just a codename.
Today Russian site Gagadget has unearthed the name under which this phone will be selling: Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc. Why they chose ‘Arc’ is pretty clear once you consider the device’s shape. Whether or not that shape is more ergonomic than others remains to be seen, but there’s definitely an arc there. Sadly, saying the name ‘Xperia Arc’ out loud doesn’t go as easy as it could, for the double ‘A’ does spoil the flow a bit.
Anyway, Gagadget have also reiterated the specs that have been leaked before. So, the Arc will come with a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, a 4.2-inch 854×480 capacitive touchscreen, enhanced clarity and brightness, 8-megapixel camera with Exmor R lens. It weighs 117 grams, and its dimensions will be 125x63x9 mm (8.7 mm in its thinnest point). The battery will be 1500 mAh, and the phone will have an HDMI connector and support DLNA.
The Arc will run Android 2.3 Gingerbread upon launch and will be updated to Android 3.0 Honeycomb at some point in the future. It should be in stores this quarter, for a yet-unspecified price that should be similar to that of the Xperia X10 when it launched.