Only a couple of days ago, we heard reports coming out of the US, that Amazon was definitely working on its own Android smartphone. Amazon plans to release the device later on this year through its own website. Overnight, reports on the devices specs and a picture of the actual prototype have leaked thanks to a scoop by BGR.
The prototype, shown above, has been given the codename “Duke” and will run Amazon’s Android-based FireOS according to another report from TechCrunch.
Based on the reports, Amazon’s Duke will include the following specs:
- 4.7-inch screen with reports suggesting it will be featuring a 720p HD resolution compared to 1080p HD resolution on many rival devices.
- A series of cameras, including IR cameras, on the front said to be used to track your face and eyes to change how things look on the display
- 13-megapixel rear camera and a traditional front-facing camera
- 3D parallax interface which is greatly exaggerated to bring real 3D effects to users
Whilst the specs are somewhat basic and vague, it does help to fuel the rumours of an Amazon smartphone. These rumours, circulating since 2012, are only growing in intensity now. We will have to see what the company announces prior to a ship-date in September this year, according to last week’s Wall Street Journal report.
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