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New image of Amazon’s 3D smartphone revealed

A new press image of Amazon’s upcoming smartphone has leaked, revealing the unique 3D surface and gesture-based controls.

One month ahead of its launch, a new press image of the long-awaited Amazon smartphone has leaked. The photo, which was published by the tech site BGR, reveals the Amazon smartphone which is expected to have a 4.7-inch touch-screen display with 720p HD resolution. Just like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, the smartphone will run on a modified version of Android.

The picture revealed the Amazon smartphone to have a similar look to the Samsung Galaxy S series, with some iPhone-style touches too, including a nicely polished bezel. In terms of size, BGR have been told the phone is a bit large but still reasonably comfortable to use with one hand. This is thanks to the smartphone’s gesture controls, which were designed to make the handling of a large phone as easy as possible.

The big news surrounding Amazon’s smartphone, however, is its 3D screen effects enabled by four front-facing infrared cameras. These cameras track the position of the user’s head in relation to the smartphone’s display and update the image in real-time, meaning you won’t need glasses or weird eyewear to enjoy the 3D. The cameras also come with some additional sensors, which help the gesture-based controls to access menus and additional information.

BGR also revealed a new Amazon data plan called ‘Prime Data’, which could possibly give limited free access to Amazon services such as Prime Video and music streaming over mobile data. That could be a great little incentive for Amazon fans, to make the phone a must-buy.

Amazon plans to launch the smartphone sometime in the third quarter of 2014, if rumours are to be believed, most likely for a mid-to-upper range price. Like the sound of it so far? Let us know by dropping a comment below.

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