There’s a lot of talk lately that Amazon will soon be releasing its own smartphone. This has been going on for several months now and in fact it was previously believed that the online retail giant will team up with HTC to come up with a smartphone however this hasn’t materialized.
The latest news coming from several media outlets is that Amazon is about to officially reveal its own smartphone. The company’s first ever flagship model was even spotted in a few leaked photos. The device has a protective shell covering it so its exact design is yet unknown however we are able to see some of its features already.
What’s probably the most interesting feature of this device is that it has 5 front facing cameras. Previously we learned that this smartphone will have a 3D functionality without the user needing to wear glasses. One front facing camera will be used for video calls or snapping selfie photos while the remaining four cameras (which is said to be low-power infrared cameras) located on the four corners of the device will take charge of the glasses-free, head-tracking 3D effect.
He extra cameras will be able to track the face and eyes of the user in relation to the screen of the device thus allowing it to make automatic adjustment in on-screen elements. This allows the device to provide a 3D experience without the need for special glasses. This is a similar solution implemented in the Nintendo 3DS as well as that of the 2011 HTC Evo 3D.
Since the 3D feature of this device will be the main feature that differentiates it from the other smartphone models in the market, Amazon is making sure to use this technology in most of the areas of the device. In the lock screen for example, users will be greeted with wallpaper that changes its perspective as the user shifts viewing angles.
Another use of the 3D feature is that the company is said to incorporate it across several Amazon stores. This means that customers will be able to see a three dimensional image of a product instead of just a 2D image.
As far as specifications of the Amazon smartphone goes it is reportedly going to sport a 4.7-inch 720p display, use a Qualcomm Snapdragon of unknown build, come with 2GB RAM, and use a forked verison of Android called Fire OS.
The company is also developing a second smartphone with slightly lower specifications