It is always interesting to look at allegedly leaked images of smartphones and tablets prior to their official release. This time, it’s Amazon’s smartphone that has been leaked in all its full glory.
This leaked image supposedly shows Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)’s upcoming smartphone, courtesy of BGR, who claims to have gotten their hands exclusively on this device. This is the first time that the design can be clearly seen, unlike the earlier leaked image in which the device was covered by a protective housing, perhaps to keep the smartphone from prying eyes. But from what it looks like, Amazon was not successful in keeping the device under wraps.
So as you might be thinking by looking at this leaked image, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has certainly taken some cues from other Android smartphones, like the HTC One, Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup and others, while also taking a few design elements borrowed from Apple’s iPhone 5.
Multiple sources tell the site that this rendering was created for internal use by Amazon’s graphic designers.
Amazon smartphone features
The smartphone can be comfortably handled with one hand, and it apparently features a 4.7-inch screen with a 720p screen. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has also integrated several gesture controls, just like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other Android smartphones. It will likely be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and feature 2GB of RAM and four front-facing infra-red cameras to create a 3D type effect without the requirement of any 3D glasses.
The Amazon smartphone is expected to run a customized Android version, just like the Kindle Fire tablets and the Fire TV. BGR previously also reported that the smartphone will offer a special data plan known as “Prime Data,” which will offer some free content from Amazon’s digital stores. Of course Amazon will have its own App Store for distributing apps, just like the company does with its Kindle Fire tablets.
This Amazon smartphone is expected to be launched in the third quarter of this year.