Will Amazon bring out a 3D smartphone soon?16th April 2014
With many key players already in the smartphone market, it almost seems as if there's no room for anyone else.
However, news has recently broken that Amazon could be preparing to unveil a 3D smartphone in a bid to spice up the competition.
A combination of reports from the Wall Street Journal and BGR seem to suggest there could be two models currently in production. The first is expected to be announced in June and released towards the end of 2014, while the second one is thought to be more competitively priced, similar to Apple's strategy with the 5s and 5c. The latter is expected to be unveiled later.
The flagship device is expected to be able to project 3D images without the user needing to wear special glasses.
It is believed this will be possible due to the installation of four cameras in the phone that will track the user's head. This will then allow the camera angle of the screen to change itself to give a 3D view.
As the leaked pictures of the smartphone contain a protective case that appears to be screwed on, it's difficult to determine the physical design of the handset.
However, sources suggest the phone's screen will be 4.7 inches diagonally, which makes it larger than the current iPhone iterations but smaller than the current flagship Samsung and HTC models. It's expected to have 2 GB of RAM, 720p HD resolution and a 13 megapixel camera. There will also be a front-facing camera for video messaging.
In terms of the operating system, the smartphone will run a "heavily customised" version of Google's Android platform, which is similar to what powers Amazon's range of tablets.
Nevertheless, only time will tell whether or not such a phone materialises and competes with other technology giants, such as Apple and Samsung.
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Posted by The EnerGenie