Amazon has been rumored to be working on its long delayed handset for a while now, and we finally have a little more info on the same. Reportedly, it has been confirmed that Amazon will formally announce its 3D smartphone on June 18.
In a new video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Amazon said, "it will introduce a new device in Seattle on June 18." The video apparently shows people amazed at something in their hands as they move their heads around.
One lady says, "It moved with me," a clear hint that falls in line with what we've heard about the phone's interface before in number of leaked reports.
The mysterious device is expected to be capable of a 3D-like user experience, as reported previously. Like the Amazon Fire tablet, the new smartphone will be running on heavily customized version of Android.
It is said to come with four cameras situated on each corner of the Amazon phone's front. The new technology allows highly-accurate 3D-gesture and eye-tracking movements.
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Talking about the spec sheet, the Amazon smartphone will come equipped with a 4.7-inch 720p HD display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear-facing camera, among other features.
Apart from the mainstream media, Amazon has invited developers, and even customers to the event in Seattle on June 18.
In the meantime, GizBot has listed out top 5 facts you should know about Amazon's forthcoming 3D smartphone. Take a look into sliders below to know
Amazon's first phone is said to feature 3D-capable sensors. The device is tipped to feature six camera modules, four of which are VGA cameras.
The unique 3D interface will allow users around as they move. Moreover, you are not required to wear 3D glasses.
BGR previously reported that Amazon's first smartphone might come with a variety of gesture control features. For instance, just by tilting the handset in different directions, the user interface will display additional information on the screen, without even touching the phone.
Additionally, users will be able to access menus and other features in apps with the help of Amazon's motion sensing and head tracking tech, BGR reported.
Like any other Amazon Kindle Fire device, the new phone will most likely to run on forked version of Android. This would mean that you won't be able to access Google Play --instead you will be forcefully tied up with Amazon's native store.
As speculated number of times in the past, Amazon smartphone might not come with a Full HD display. According to a report from DigiTimes, the handset will feature a 4.7-inch display with a resolution of 720p. The phone will offer 2GB of RAM, and we still don't have information about native storage. There will be a 13MP rear-facing camera, a powerful front-facing shooter and four VGA quality cameras situated on the each corners of the phone's front.
Amazon's first smartphone would not be free, as previously reported. Rumors have it that the phone will be on an affordable side, going by Amazon's previous offerings.
Amazon will probably launch its first phone on June 18. The company announced the June 18 event with a humble request passed on to customers, developers and presses to attend the event.