Amazon to release low cost smartphone with 3D display in June
After years of speculations and rumors, Amazon has planned to announce its 3D smartphone in next few months, claims the Wall Street Journal.
WSJ reported that people close to the matter had revealed the retailer giant’s plan and explained their step by step approach. Amazon has been demonstrating the handset to developers in Seattle and San Francisco from a last couple of weeks.
If all goes well, the official announcement in June will be followed by shipping in September. At this moment, there’s no concrete information coming from the Seattle-based company, so the news should be taken with a grain of salt.
Earlier, famous analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of KGI Securities said that the phone would reportedly feature 4.5 or 4.7-inch 3D screen with 300-320 ppm, 6 cameras for gesture control, Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 13-megapixel rear camera and a 2000 or 2400 mAh battery. Even estimated first order will be of around 700k-600k units.
The much-anticipated feature is the 6 cameras that will help the user to see 3D images without glasses by formulating the depth effect to the naked eyes. This effect is the result of an intersection of technologies that will recalibrate the screen image on the basis of the presence and location of a face in front of the display.
Whereas the rest four cameras on the front of the smartphone will be able to analyze, with great precision, the position of the face, which will enable the redefinition of the graphics to generate a hologram with depth effect.
However, the feasibility of such a feature is rare because it will increase the budget. And if Amazon wants to compete with Samsung, Apple and now quickly emerging Windows phones, it’s to keep the prices low. The budget will be an important aspect of the Amazon’s project as HTC and LG already tried adding 3D displays and multiple cameras to phones. HTC Evo 3D and LG Thrill failed to make an impact. After Kindle, Kindle Fire and Fire TV, Kindle Phone will be the next big thing from Amazon.
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