A new rumor suggests that the much rumored Amazon smartphone will launch in Q2 2014 sporting a unique “six camera” layout. Four of these cameras will be placed on the front in each corners and will be used for gesture controls, the rumor says.
This could reportedly be used for features like authentication and eye tracking among other things. However since this is still a rumor at the moment, we suggest you take it with the usual grain of salt. The remaining two cameras will be the usual front facing and rear cameras, which we find on any conventional smartphones these days.
Amazon appears to be very keen on launching consumer grade devices. It brought its budget ranged Kindle Fire tablet to the market a few years ago, and is also expected to launch its own home media console soon.
So with a smartphone in tow as well, Amazon can certainly make an impact in the industry, depending on its timing. Rumors have indicated that HTC could be in the running to produce Amazon’s smartphone, which sounds very interesting.