If the combination of hit-and-miss DigiTimes and the US-only Amazon Fire Phone weren’t enough to put you off, well, thanks for reading, guy.
We’re told, unsurprisingly, that the Amazon Fire Phone isn’t expected to make a massive dent in the global smartphone market, possibly shipping a modest 2-3 million units throughout the year.
To give that figure some context, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was shipping 2-3 million units a week, successfully hitting the 10-million landmark in less than a month.
Here we’re talking about the Amazon Fire Phone reaching 2-3 million shipments in almost six months – not days, though again it’s little surprise considering it’s exclusive to the US, and furthermore exclusive to AT&T.
And heck, let’s not forget the Amazon Fire Phone’s price. It comes in at $199 on-contract with AT&T, same as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s, while the SIM free price on Amazon is a frankly astounding $649 (32B) or $749 (64GB). That’s pretty steep, even allowing for your 12 months of free Amazon Prime.
For what it’s worth, Amazon Fire Phone specs include a 4.7in 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and four additional cameras on the front for face tracking.