With Amazon’s widely reported press event less than a day away, smartphone buyers around the world are wondering how the online retail giant plans to take on its more established Google and Apple competition.
Despite there being no official word about what features the Amazon phone will have, a number of leaks and rumours have suggested it will have some key perks differentiating it from most handsets.
The most common rumour currently circling the cyber highways is about the Amazon smartphone’s screen. Widespread reports suggest the Amazon smartphone will boast a 4.7in 720p HD screen with “3D features”.
The rumours also claim the Amazon Phone’s screen will feature four front-facing cameras with embedded retina-tracking technology. These will let it display glasses-free 3D images and allow the user to interact with the device by moving their eyes, like an evolved version of Samsung’s Eye Scroll feature.
It is rumoured to run using a heavily customised version of Android 4.4 KitKat and feature 4G LTE connectivity. Past this the only other semi-reputable rumours about the Amazon phone’s specifications suggest it will be powered by a quad-core Snapdragon processor, though there’s no word about which exact one.
Allegedly leaked images (shown above) show the Amazon phone to feature a slightly iPhone-like design.
There’s currently no word about the Amazon phone’s exact release date or price, though considering the company’s rapid release schedule with its Kindle Fire series of tablets, the handset is expected to arrive in the UK soon after the 18 June launch event.
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