Sony Ericsson has announced that it will upgrade its Android-based Xperia Arc smartphone with a faster processor. The Xperia Arc S’ processor is rated at 1.4GHz, compared to 1GHz for its predecessor. with this change, Xperia Arc is expected to get a faster camera start-up and 20% faster web page display according to Sony’s internal test.
The restatement is an outcome of the processor wars that have been raging in the smartphone market, according to Ben Wood, director of research at CCS Insight. But without a dual-core processor, the Xperia Arc S is going to have a tough time when compared side-by-side with other smartphones, he said. Other features and specifications of the phone are pretty much same as the original version that includes a 4.2-inch screen and an 8-megapixel camera. The Xperia Arc S will start shipping during the last three months of the year. Pricing wasn’t announced.