Amazon recently announced its new, first smartphone — the Fire Phone.
The Fire Phone boasts a 4.7 inch screen with a 13 megapixel camera, compared to the iPhone 5S’ 4 inch screen with an 8 megapixel camera. Along with its main camera on the back, it sports four additional cameras in the front to track the user’s face and eyes (for “Dynamic Perspective”). It also contains a 2.2 GHz processor and 2 gigabytes of RAM. The phone will also be covered with Gorilla Glass on both sides. The Fire Phone will be exclusive to AT&T, with the company’s website stating that the price will start at $199 for a two-year contract. For the off-contract phone, the price will start at $649.
Leaving the hardware specs aside, the Fire Phone will have some features not yet available to other smartphones. Like Amazon’s Kindle, the Fire Phone will have Amazon’s 24/7 support service known as MayDay, where an owner can work with an Amazon technician to solve any problems. The phone will also support 3D effects, called “Dynamic Perspective,” allowing one to tilt the phone to get views from different angles of a product or image. During his presentation, CEO Jeff Bezos also talked about a feature known as Firefly, where the phone can identify objects via the device’s camera. From there, they will have the opportunity to see more information about that object, and they can buy it.
The Fire Phone is due to launch on July 25th and will be exclusively available from AT&T in the United States.
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