Amazon Smartphone Leak Shows a 3D Interface Unlike Anything [PICS]


Last week, it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is preparing to release its long rumoured smartphone later this year, with four front-facing cameras or sensors to make some images appear to be 3D. Today, some new leaks obtained by BGR reveal the smartphone will be packed with Amazon products and services, as well as a custom 3D interface unlike anything we have seen before on a smartphone.

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Multiple trusted sources seem to have confirmed that the phone will include a 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM. The main differentiating feature between Amazon’s smartphone and those offered by Apple and Samsung however is a 3D feature, which according to the source, Amazon may use to showcase its own products, allowing users to explore three-dimensional product images.

“We have obtained exclusive photos of a prototype of the unreleased device, giving the world its first look at Amazon’s hotly anticipated phone. As can be seen in the images, the device is covered by a protective shell intended to prevent people without authorization from seeing the physical design of the phone.

The most novel aspect of Amazon’s upcoming smartphone is its 3D software interface and the hardware mechanism that enables it. Our sources state that the new Amazon phone includes a total of six cameras. The main rear camera is thought to feature a resolution of 13 megapixels, and the phone also includes a standard front-facing camera for video chats as well as Amazon’s Mayday customer service feature.”

The report adds that since the glasses-free 3D interface is the phone’s biggest point of differentiation, Amazon has tried to use its new technology in as many areas as possible. The phone is expected to launch sometime late this summer and will initially be available only in the United States.

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  • Tim

    Yes, just what I want, a phone that’s primary mission is to help me shop for it’s company’s products. Where do I get in line?

  • Mozbius

    is this going to be powered by android? that could be alot of fun!!!

  • Stefan

    Isn’t that the same thing Apple is doing? iTunes, App Store, iMovie,iCloud,iPhoto, iBooks,…

  • Chrome262

    This difference is Apple developed hardware and software, and are very good at it. the rest is just more applications. Amazon is primarily a retailer that has branched out in to the hardware market. Didn’t do well initially but getting better. I am interested on how well this does for them, but as the Fire, it won’t grab that huge of a market. What they do have as an advantage is they can afford to take a hit on the cost of the hardware to make it seem cheap.

  • Omar Barakzay

    Of course it’s gonna be Android what else…hope apple won’t cry again that Samsung copied their interface lol. Watch close guys, Samsung will bring more smarter phones by mid next year. Apple will remain in there joke box phones forever I am guessing. 3D phone is a piece of cake for Samsung and they are soon coming up with complete fold phones. Peace out