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Amazon 3D smartphone release date, price and spec: The hologram phone?

Chris Martin | April 17, 2014
Everything you need to know about Amazon's 3D smartphone.

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Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch its first smartphone so here's what you need to know about its release date, price and specs.

It already offers a range of Kindle Fire tablets, but Amazon will finally unveil its first smartphone in a couple of months. The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to sources familiar with Amazon's plans, the smartphone will be unveiled in the coming months.

Now, BGR has published the first photographs of the Amazon smartphone along with plenty of additional details. However, the device - which the firm has been working on for years - is housed in a shell to prevent the design from being seen.

Amazon is reportedly working on at least two smartphones with a cheaper budget handset supposedly launching after the 3D model which we're looking at here.

Amazon 3D smartphone: Release date

Going by that WSJ piece, Amazon will supposedly give us a first look at the 3D smartphone in June. Production is thought to begin this month with an initial order of 600,000 devices with Japan Display being one of the main component manufacturers.

However, although the device could be revealed in June, the report suggests that the handset won't hit the shops until three months later in September. Read: LG G3 release date, price, specs and new features 2014.

Amazon 3D smartphone: Price

There's no word on a price yet for the Amazon smartphone but it's likely that, following on from the Kindle Fire tablets, it will sell the device at an affordable price point - somewhere in the mid-range seems most probably to us.

However, don't expect the handset to be too budget friendly if the technology which is supposedly in the phone turns out to be spot on (see below).

BGR reports that the Amazon smartphone will be initially available in the US only.

Amazon 3D smartphone: Specs

With the BGR leak, we've got some details on the smartphone such as a reported 4.7in screen with a 720p HD resolution. It will also be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and have 2GB of RAM.

The Amazon 3D smartphone features not one, but four front facing VGA cameras placed at each corner; they're infrared according to BGR's sources. These will all accurately track your retina movements and result in a glasses-free 3D effect which is being likened to a hologram.

"Since the 3D interface is the phone's biggest point of differentiation, Amazon has tried to use its new technology in as many areas as possible. In fact, right from the start on the lock screen, Amazon's new phone will include several special wallpapers with perspectives that shift as the user tilts the phone from side to side as well as up and down." says BGR.

 

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