Leaked image of Amazon's smartphone?

BGR unveiled what it claims are the first images of Amazon's future smartphone. (2014 BGR Media)

BGR unveiled what it claims are the first images of Amazon's future smartphone. (2014 BGR Media)

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Boy Genius Report (BGR) uploaded an image it claims shows Amazon's future smartphone. The tech news website also published technical specifications for the new device, which looks set to stand out from the competition mainly through its 3D interface.

In terms of its outward appearance, Amazon's first smartphone is somewhat reminiscent of the Google Nexus 5. According to BGR, the device will feature a 4.7-inch screen (720p), a quad-core Snapdragon processor and a system of six cameras. Four infrared front-facing cameras will be used to track the position of the user's face in relation to the screen, allowing the device to provide a number of 3D display effects without the use of special glasses. Like Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets, the future smartphone will use a highly customized version of Android.

Rumors regarding Amazon's first smartphone resurfaced in April after the Wall Street Journal revealed that the company could release its 3D display smartphone in the second half of 2014. The source indicated that several prototypes have already been demonstrated for developers, and that Amazon told one supplier it would begin mass production of the device this spring, starting with an order of 600,000 units.

The smartphone could be officially unveiled in June and launched this fall.


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