The handset appears to borrow design elements from various smartphones out there
Amazon has been long rumored to plan the release of its own smartphone, and what appears to be the very first render of the device is now available for your viewing pleasure.The image, coming from BGR, does not appear to show the handset itself, but is said to be a render created for internal use by graphic designers at Amazon.
The source of the leak claims that the image is indeed the real deal, and that multiple sources have confirmed it, despite the fact that the phone seems to be borrowing various design elements from high-end smartphones from Samsung, Apple, LG, or HTC.
The phone is expected to arrive on shelves with a unique gesture control system, with a series of four infrared front cameras and various sensors destined specifically for that. It will also support tilting-based navigation capabilities.
According to BGR, the device will be pretty comfortable to hold in the hand, despite the fact that it won’t be very small. Rumor has it that it will hit shelves with a 4.7-inch display capable of delivering a 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor inside, and 2GB of RAM.
Moreover, it will sport six individual camera modules, along with a customized version of Android, similar to that of Kindle Fire tablets. At the same time, the device is expected to arrive on shelves at AT&T with a unique Prime Data plan attached to it.
As one can imagine, no official confirmation on any of these has been provided as of now, and it remains to be seen whether the info above will pan out. The Amazon smartphone is expected to go official in the third quarter of the year, so stay tuned for more on it.