Amazon Smartphone To Use Pixart’s CMOS Image Sensor, Mass Production Starts Q2 2014

Amazon has been quite successful with its Android tablets and is reportedly going to replicate this success in its upcoming smartphone. We’ve been hearing a lot of news lately regarding the Amazon smartphone with some sources saying that it will come with a 3D feature and will be released sometime this June.

Fresh reports coming out of China says that mass production for the Amazon smartphone will begin in the second quarter of this year and that the device will indeed make use of a new 3D display that will come with a gesture-based control. This control system is achieved by the use of four additional cameras each positioned at the opposite corners of the display.

One other interesting information revealed is that the Amazon smartphone is going to use Pixart’s CMOS image sensors. Pixart may not be familiar to most people but the company has been supplying CMOS image sensors to several smartphone manufacturers. One of the latest devices to use the company’s image sensor is the Pantech Vega LTE-A (IM-A880S). Amazon is the latest company that will rely on Pixart’s technology.

The report also says that Amazon is targeting between 300 to 400 thousand units sold for 2014. For the entire life cycle of the device an estimated 2 to 3 million units will be sold.

The Amazon smartphone is expected to be officially announced this coming June and should become available in the market sometime this September. In terms of specifications the device is going to use a Snapdragon 801 chip and will be able to access a 4G LTE network.

via gforgames

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