Amazon is working on a smartphone with unique 3D effects. We’ve heard that already, haven’t we? More than once, actually. The first rumors about the online retailer allegedly getting ready to launch Amazon phone under its own brand date back to 2012. None of them materialized so far, though. So, is the latest report worth your attention any more than the previous ones? It might be. It seems that this time round it’s not just a wishful speculation. A leaked photo supposedly giving us the first look at Amazon smartphone suggests that it might be the real deal.
Amazon smartphone with 3D effects that won’t require using of 3D glasses…
An image of what is believed to be Amazon’s long-anticipated smartphone surfaced on BGR. At first glance the device looks like an ordinary and not that attractive phone. Allegedly codenamed “Duke”, the handset appears to be quite bulky, but that might be due to the fact that it sits in a protective shell. At the moment, there’s no telling what might be under the case, so in the end the design could pleasantly surprise us.
There’s one details that you don’t seen on a smartphone every day. We are referring to those small circular thingies in each corner of the screen that seem to resemble screws. Obviously, they are not screws, because who would put screws on a phone’s display? These are actually cameras that are designed to track the position of your head in order to adjust the elements on the screen to help achieve a 3D effects without requiring the use of 3D glasses.
Even though the 3D experience will be limited to just a few options such as wallpaper, app icons and several apps, for example mapping app, it will be interesting to see how Amazon managed to deal with such advanced technology.
In terms of hardware, the Duke isn’t expected to offer anything exciting. Reports mention a 4.7-inch 720p display, 2 GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear camera and a secondary front-facing shooter in addition to the four tracking cameras. The Amazon phone is apparently in the final stage of development with a prototype allegedly being shown to developers. It could be announced some time in June with possible release around September.