Amazon's first smartphone with 3D display to be announced on June 18th

Saturday, June 7, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
Amazon has revealed that it will be holding an event on June 18th in Seattle, but the firm remains tight lipped in confirming what they will be launching then. However, the teaser webpage and video that have been put up suggest that the highly rumored first Amazon smartphone will be seeing the light of the day at the event.

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The video teaser shows different people reacting to a device they are holding and making comments like “they have never seen anything like that”, “it’s very real-life”, “I don’t know how you guys do it”, and “it moved with me". We believe it is for the Amazon smartphone that is said to arrive with a 3D interface and tilt based gestures. While looking at the video carefully, a short frame revealed a smartphone like-device, which looked like the leaked Amazon smartphone.

Amazon has specifically called out for the developers who have experience in developing the applications with gyroscope and accelerometer focus tipping that the tilt and gesture based interface will be unleashed at the forthcoming event.

Besides this distinct UI, the Amazon smartphone is believed to pack in mid-range features just to keep its costs low. The device is speculated to arrive with a 4.7-inch HD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution and quad-core Snapdragon chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. It is supposed to have a 13MP primary snapper and run on a modified version of the Android platform.

Also, the earlier rumors point out that the Amazon smartphone will be going official in June and will hit the retail shelves by September.

In addition to the news, according to TechCrunch's report, the 3D display which Amazon will be using on its upcoming smartphone is from the technology developed by Omron, a Japan-based electronic company. The technology is called Okao Vision, and Amazon's hardware team is said to be working on modifying this tech to work on a regular LCD display.

The four front facing camera on the Amazon's smartphone is powered by Okao Vision technology, which can detect and track human faces to provide realistic 3D effects. The report also reveals that the smartphone will have limited number of uses for the 3D technology. 

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