Sony Ericsson is bringing its flagship Xperia arc smartphone to Japan. However, since we’re talking about the Land of the rising Sun, some tweaks here and there were required to appeal to the tech-savvy Japanese users. That said, the arc has a new name in Japan – acro, but we’re talking about pretty much the same device, which prides itself with a large 4.2-inch Reality Display with Mobile BRAVIA Engine, 8.1-megapixel camera with “Exmor R for mobile” technology that enables capturing of low-noise, high quality images and 720p HD video, even in low light. Moreover, HSPA and Wi-Fi connectivity also comes included, as well as an array of “standard for Android” sensors such as GPS, accelerometer, compass and so on. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is running the show with Sony Ericsson’s own UI singing on top of it.
As for the differences, the Japanese version of the arc rocks mobile TV functionality and infrared port for data sharing between two devices. Furthermore, there’s the mobile wallet functionality, which allows users to use the acro to pay for a wide range of services and digital or hard goods.
Sony Ericsson Xperia acro will be available in Japan from this summer in Black and White.