Sony Ericsson has officially announced its first of the next-generation 2011 Xperia smartphone, named as Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, which combines stunning ultra-slim design with industry-leading Sony technology and best in class multimedia capabilities, running on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) operating system.

The Xperia Arc adopts a large, ultra-wide 4.2″ capacitive multi-touch Reality Display with Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine, aimed for an enhanced entertainment experience by offering users an ultimate visual brilliance and crystal clear image.

Features and specs of Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc:

  • 4.2-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) multi-touch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine
  • 8.1 megapixel AF camera with HD 720p video capture
  • Award-winning Sony Exmor R for mobile sensor with the f/2.4 lens
  • Powered by a powerful 1 GHz Qualcomm processor
  • Built-in A-GPS and 3.5mm audio jack

]”We’re starting strong in 2011 by introducing our most exciting Xperia product yet,” said Bert Nordberg, President of Sony Ericsson. “Xperia arc combines state-of-the-art Sony technology with breathtaking design to entertain and wow consumers. All on the latest Android release.”

The new slim, sleek and lightweight Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc which measures 125 x 63 x 8.7 mm and weights just 117 grams will be available in two variants of impressive colour – Midnight Blue and Misty Silver, slated to be rolled out globally starting this quarter but no words on its price yet.