First photo of Amazon’s 3D Smartphone revealed

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The Kindle Fire TV hasn’t been out a month, and it looks like Amazon is gearing up to release another new gadget. It’s not the first time we’ve heard rumors of an Amazon smartphone, but it is the first time we’ve actually seen a picture of the prototype…

The folks at BGR broke the news yesterday, and showed off the first photo of Amazon’s 3D smartphone. It may not look like much, but keep in mind it’s a prototype and has certain areas hidden from view. While they aren’t the first company to try 3D on a handset, the way they are going about it is a little different than what we’ve seen in the past.amazon.3dphone

According to the report, the smartphone will measure 4.7-inches diagonally and have a resolution of 720p. While the display isn’t anything to get excited about, the technology behind it is interesting. The device is said to have six cameras including a rear-camera of 13MP and a front-facing shooter.

The other four cameras will work alongside some sensors to give users a “3D effect” by tracking the position of the users face and eyes while adjusting on-screen elements. You basically get a 3D effect without the glasses or so says Amazon.amazon3d.phone

As for the rest of the specs, you can expect 2GB of RAM, a Snapdragon processor, and a forked version of Android just like you have on all of Amazon’s other devices. Needless to say, you won’t be able to access Google Play without some trickery as is the case with the Fire tablets. The 3D smartphone is also said to be the first (and more expensive) of two devices set to arrive this year.

While Amazon’s “3D effect” will be seen as gimmicky by a lot of folks, you can expect them to sell a lot of units, especially if they price it right. There’s no release date set for the 3D smartphone, but the report says it’s expected to be released in the next few months with a lower-priced unit to follow sometime after.

Source: BGR

Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.

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