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Announced this past June at CommunicAsia, the Xperia Ray follows up on the Xperia Arc with a thin, sleek design. The Ray's aluminum chassis measures just 9.4mm thick and contains a 3.3-inch display. Sony Ericsson's Mobile Bravia Engine renders the Ray's 854x480-pixel "Reality Display" resolution.
As with the Arc, the Ray features an 8.1-megapixel camera with a Sony Exmor R CMOS sensor, but it also adds a front-facing VGA camera for video chats and self-portraits; 720p HD video capture is another feature common to the Xperia line. A 1GHz processor keeps things going behind the scenes.
Globally, the Ray comes in four colors: black, gold, white, and pink. It supports North American 3G bands.