Amazon’s first smartphone could differentiate itself from the crowd with a novel user interface, using up to six cameras to create a 3D experience.
Amazon has sent out invites for a new device launch on June 18th, and will most likely announce its long-rumored 3D smartphone.
Amazon’s first smartphone has been rumored to be in the works for almost a year now. Alleged pictures and details of the device cropped up a few months ago, indicating that the device will sport multiple front-facing cameras in order to create a 3D user interface that tracks the user’s motions. Amazon has published a teaser video for the new device showing people’s reactions to it – statements like “It moved with me” and “That is damn intuitive”, coupled with people in the video moving their heads along with whatever it is they are holding, offer a pretty good hint about the 3D nature of the experience.
In terms of hardware, Amazon’s first phone is said to be rather run-of-the-mill, with its specs expected to include a 4.7-inch 720p display, a Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. It will likely follow Amazon’s Kindle tablets in the software department, running a custom version of Android that replaces Google services with Amazon’s.
Amazon is giving anyone a chance to request an invite to the event (at the source link), and it looks like the company could have something unique to show off. It’s not long before we will find out what it has been developing all these months, and it will hopefully be unique and practical enough to actually make it worthy of a purchase in the face of more popular smartphones in the market.