Amazon's unique 3D smartphone likely to be announced on June 18
The teaser video shows different people reacting to what we believe to be Amazon’s smartphone - which, as previously noted, should come with a 3D UI and unique tilt-based gestures. As seen in the video (embedded below), people are quite amazed by what Amazon is showing them, mentioning that they’ve never seen anything like that, or that it’s “very real life”, and “it moved with me” (presumably talking about the handset’s UI). Moreover, one more hint for the upcoming tilt and gesutre-based interface is right in the invitations for the event: Amazon specifically calls out developers who have experience in developing apps with gyroscope and accelerometer-focus. It even asks if they have interest in exploring a totally "novel" sensor, so we can definitely expect something very new in two weeks.
Apart from the novel UI, the Amazon smartphone is expected to offer mid-range features, likely in order to keep costs down: a 4.7-inch 720p display, quad-core Snapdragon processor (unknown model), 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera. Like Amazon's Kindle Fire slates, the upcoming handset may run a modified version of Android. We assume that the smartphone will be available only in the US, though that remains to be seen. Previous rumors correctly pointed out that the phone would be unveiled by the end of June, with a wide Stateside launch expected for September.
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1. Sauce (unregistered)
Looks like iPhone
3. sipha (Posts: 247; Member since: 12 May 2012)
its definitely fighting the iPhone for that king bezel spot..
4. Sauce (unregistered)
Like that Xperia T3
10. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
For me it looks like a mix of Nexus 4 + iPhone + Samsung Galaxy button.
12. Sauce (unregistered)
True, now that you mention it
13. engineer-1701d (Posts: 400; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
I think it's going be something like a parallax display if not it'll be close to Samsung's tilt feature the way you move the phone and it moves the items behind it by motion
5. NoFanboy (Posts: 204; Member since: 18 Nov 2013)
It'll probably not look anything like that prototype... That looks like a nexus 4
6. robocopvn (Posts: 175; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)
I can 99.99% this device has 3D screen :D :D I've been the same with the HTC EVO 3D :D :D
15. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 3086; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)
Htces best phone ever
I loved that phone
8. mr.techdude (Posts: 534; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
Get ready for a surge in optometrist businesses.
9. Doakie (Posts: 1093; Member since: 06 May 2009)
Well. I'm willing to give a new Amazon OS fork a try. I have over 1,100 paid apps from the FAOTD give aways on the Amazon Appstore. Not a lot are very useful but free is free. The kids love all the kids apps they've given away.
14. 0xFFFF (Posts: 1980; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Amazon Android hardware is really not so great. It's overhyped and has a lot of problems.
I think Amazon could be a far more interesting seller of content if they stopped making their own proprietary platforms.
16. meanestgenius (Posts: 618; Member since: 28 May 2014)
I, for one, am very much looking forward to seeing what this phone can do.