There were rumblings for quite a while as Amazon was preparing to launch its first smartphone. An image along with its feature set has now been leaked!
The company has been recently increasing its queue of Android devices with its earlier release of Kindle Fire tablets and now by the latest release of Fire TV set-top box. These devices are priced competitively and designed in such a way that access to Amazon content and services is becoming easier. There were rumors pertaining to the point that the company has already been working on a smartphone for some years. However, just last week, another report form The Wall Street Journal claimed that the company will disclose the smartphone in June and will finally release it sometime later this year.
As soon as Amazon chooses to figure its privately owned UI for its Android powered Kindle and Fire TV, the first smartphone by the company will bear a brand new latest 3D interface which would not require glasses.
The first images and details of the smartphone were made online via BGR. However, the smartphone was placed in a safe shell so that unauthorized people could be prevented from seeing the design of it.
BGR also asserts that Amazon decides to announce its smartphone in form of images first, after which a full scale launch is predicted. Furthermore, soon after that, another entry-level phone with lower end specs and an extremely competitive price will follow. The latter model will debut after the launch of the higher-end model by Amazon.
The website also claims that the smartphone will get a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 2GB of RAM so that the UX is smooth. In addition to the 4.7 inches display, it will also have a 720p resolution. Yet the best feature is its six cameras in total that will help the 3D interface; a 13-megapixel rear camera and a front facing camera specifically for video chat. Amazon’s another public feature ‘Mayday’ will be featured on this smartphone. It was also introduced on its most recent Kindle Fire models. The four remaining cameras will be at the four corners and are given the name ‘low-power infrared cameras’. These side cameras will follow the user’s eyes as well as face so that the software can adjust constantly to what he sees on the display. Furthermore, 3D effect is also exactly the same to the solutions employed by Nintendo with its 3DS portable.
The upcoming Amazon’s smartphone will be launched sometime this summer and will only be sold in the U.S initially.