Amazon working on two smartphones, revealed by sources
Who would believe few years ago that Amazon will become one of the major players on the tablets arena? The great success of the Kindle Fire line tablets opens up countless possibilities for the future development of the company beyond the online retailing business. Not long ago we heard that Amazon has interests in the wireless market. There are also rumors for upcoming smartphone by Amazon. Last month we heard the speculations that the online retailer is getting ready to introduce a smartphone free of charge for its customers. Amazon officially denied this information in the part that the phone will be free. However the company did confirm that the concept for a smartphone is part of the future for Amazon. Now we finally get more clarity on this topic, even though nothing is official yet. Explore the new leak with details with a dose of skepticism – the way that all rumors should be taken.
Thanks to sources connected to Amazon, TechCrunch shared that the company is really working on a smartphone, actually two new models phones. One of them is expected to be a high-end device with 3D capabilities. The other one will be a more affordable phone, similar to the Kindle Fire line.
The innovative upcoming smartphone has the codename “Smith.” Its main advantages will be the breakthrough 3D technology. The phone will be equipped with four front-facing cameras that will capture the face and the eyes of users at the same time. The Smith will work with special software that will bring the illusion for 3D picture. The user interface will also feature buttons and apps with three dimension designs. One of the most amazing capabilities in the new smartphone will be its ability to recognize the face of its user. This will boost significantly the security of the device and will bring the safety of the sensitive data to a higher level. The Smith will be equipped with a fifth camera, located on the back. It will enable users to capture pictures from the environment. Amazon will be providing specialized software to work with the camera. Rumors say that this approach (used for selling Kinle Fire tablets) will enable the company to cut the price of the innovative high-end device. For now, the exact price of the phone and its release date remain a mystery. It is almost certain that Smith will not be launched this year.
The other device by Amazon is a low-end smartphone. It will not boast any special features, like the Smith, which will keep its price affordable. The phone will be equipped with more basic features and capabilities for a satisfying user experience. Just like the Kindle Fire tablets, its main advantages will be the simplicity and the low price. The launching of this budget device is also expected for the next year.
Amazon has not confirmed officially its plans for the smartphones. There is a possibility that one or both of them will not be completed and released, but instead we will see completely different models. Until more leaks surface on the web, we will keep our minds open. The concept for the high-end smartphone with 3D capabilities is unique and intriguing. We are definitely curious about how a phone like this would fit in the daily life of users.
Will the 3D user interface be practical for the most important tasks like making a call, browsing through the internet or working with your email? It will be a bold step by Amazon to enter the world of high-end smartphones with something completely new and fascinating. Are you excited to see the new device? What else do you think will be part of the concept for the Smith?