The arrival of Amazon, the global giant of online sales, in the mobile phone market is certainly not a surprise. After launching a series of interesting tablets, the company had in fact shown several times a certain interest in the smartphone sector.
Today this interest has become concrete, with the announcement of Amazon's first smartphone, the Amazon Fire Phone.
The announcement came in an event held in Seattle, carried out nothing less than by Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. The Fire Phone is a smartphone with a display from 4.7 in. IPS HD, with a brightness of 590 nits. Under the bonnet we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor operating at the frequency of 2.2GHz, which could be the Snapdragon 800, accompanied by 2GB of RAM and the graphics chip Adreno 330.
The main camera is a 13 mega-pixel with stabilized f2.0 lens, while the audio sector is entrusted to a double speaker with surround support. The smartphone is equipped with a physical button for taking photographs, an increasingly rare element in today's smartphones, but also with a particular button, the 'Firefly button', which allows the scanning and recognition of a wide range of objects, such as CDs, DVDs, books or QR codes. It appears that recognition initially works on around 100 million objects.
Among the various services offered with this smartphone, users will also have an unlimited cloud space to save their photographs. The design of the smartphone vaguely resembles the structure of the Nexus 4, as it is composed of two panels in glass Gorilla Glass 3, one front and one back, surrounded by a rubberized frame, which favors a solid grip of the device.
Among the interesting features of this smartphone that emerged during the Seattle event, we also find a 3D technology that responds to the name of 'dynamic perspective', which makes use of 4 front cameras. This technology will provide several interesting functions to the system, of which we do not have precise details.
The device is based on Android but, as easily predictable, we are dealing with a highly customized system, the Fire OS, which takes the appearance of other products of the company.
As for prices and availability, everything we know so far is related to the American market, where the smartphone will be an exclusive of the operator AT&T, sold for 199 dollars with a two-year contract in the 32GB memory version and 299 dollars in the version. with 64GB of internal memory, again with a two-year contract. We have no information on a possible launch in other markets.
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