Best images yet of upcoming Amazon smartphone leak

Saqib Shah
May 2, 2014

Earlier this month, we showed you a supposedly leaked image of the front of the new Amazon smartphone – displaying its purported five front-facing cameras – courtesy of BGR.

Now, BGR has released more images of the upcoming handset that show the front and the back of the device as rendered by Amazon’s illustrators.

Consequently, being official images, these new pics are a lot clearer than those we’ve seen in the past and – according to BGR – have been verified as legitimate by several trusted sources. Additionally, they also give us our first glimpse of the smartphone’s outer casing, which was hidden behind a case in the previous leak. Check out the image below:


Though the phone may look conventional in the image, it will reportedly offer users a new and unique interface. The phone is expected to  track the position of your head  through several cameras and sensors. As such, it will be able to  display various 3D effects  in supported apps from Amazon and third-party providers.

Amazon may also tempt smartphone buyers with a  service called “Prime Data.”  Few details are available, but BGR’s sources speculate that Prime Data could be a wireless data package offered through AT&T and tied into Amazon’s existing Prime service. As such, Amazon might actually pay for the data that consumers use up when tapping into its own services in order to encourage their use.

As previously reported, the Amazon smartphone’s specs include a 4.7-inch display with 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 13-megapixel rear camera. Like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, the phone will be outfitted with a customised version of Android and tie into Amazon’s own app store for software downloads.

For its part, Amazon remains relatively quiet about the matter.



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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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