Behold: the Amazon smartphone

Behold: the Amazon smartphone

Finally, after literally years of speculation, we’re seeing the first leaked photographs of the much-discussed Amazon smartphone.

Alas, the design of the Amazon smartphone is largely concealed behind an intentionally silly case, but we can still make out a few details, including – most interestingly – those four front-facing cameras for 3D silliness. Lots more detail below.

Thanks go to Boy Genius Report, which points out that it’s served exclusive Amazon news several times in the past. Really, there’s no reason to doubt that we are indeed looking at the Amazon smartphone – or at least a prototype thereof.

Again, those four front-facing cameras (that’s in addition to the rear camera and the plain old front-facer for video calls) are visible from the pictures, and BGR is in a position to provide a tad more detail.

Essentially you can expect glasses-free 3D, but not in the autostereoscopic style experienced on the LG Optimus 3D and HTC Evo 3D (and Nintendo 3DS).

Rather than having to position the Amazon smartphone correctly in order to see content in 3D, the four front-facing cameras will track your eyes and adjust the on-screen content accordingly.

We’re told Amazon has "tried to use its new technology in as many areas as possible”, including 3D wallpapers and 3D maps.

Other Amazon smartphone specs will supposedly include a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a “heavily customized” version of Android.

As for the Amazon smartphone display, it’ll measure 4.7in diagonally, with a resolution of 720p. That’s unlikely to wow many people, what with the dawn of QHD phones ‘n’ all.

The launch is tipped for “the next two to three months”, while the Amazon smartphone release date will likely fall in Q3.

Interestingly, according to BGR’s sources, the Amazon smartphone detailed above will be followed by an entry-level model with a “very competitive retail price”.

Alas, before you go getting all excited, the Amazon smartphone will initially be exclusive to the US, much like the Amazon Kindle Fire back in 2011.

Excited? Disappointed? Indifferent? Hit us up below.

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CTPAHHIK  Apr. 16, 2014 at 13:17

Ohh Look, Amazon Lumia :p

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 16, 2014 at 13:52

Ohh Look, Amazon Lumia :p

Yes, wtf? Could this look anymore than an N9, Lumia a, b, c, d and z?

Also: I admit defeat! I didn't see this actually happening. Now all I can do is hope it sucks, because I'm sure as sh*t not giving Amazon more of my info than necessary... :p

CTPAHHIK  Apr. 16, 2014 at 16:27

Coming up next: Behold Amazon tiles :p

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 16, 2014 at 16:39

Coming up next: Behold Amazon tiles :p They'd call the tiles Mosaiques or some such bull :p


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