Sony Ericsson may not have bothered with NFC or a front-facing camera on the XPERIA Arc, but that doesn't mean the upcoming Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphone fails to bring something new to the table. The company has been talking more about the Exmor R 8.1-megapixel camera on the Arc, and more precisely why there's more than just pure megapixels to differentiate it from rival handsets.
Video demo after the cut
The XPERIA Arc uses a back-illuminated sensor, which shifts the light sensors to the front of the chip rather than behind the photo diode interconnects. That makes for a more sensitive camera, better at low-light photography, to which Sony Ericsson have paired a wider aperture - f/2.4 in fact - lens to allow even more light through.
Meanwhile the UI has also been streamlined, to make it faster and reduce the amount of camera lag. The video of the Arc below is recorded by another Arc handset, so you can get an idea of its HD video capabilities too. More details on the smartphone in our hands-on report.
[via Android Community]