BGR: Amazon phone to have 4.7" display, Qualcomm CPU, 6 cameras


Amazon's (AMZN -1.9%) rumored smartphone will have a 4.7" display sporting a modest 720p resolution (most high-end Android phones are now at 1080p), sources tell BGR, which has published photos said to show a prototype.

The device also reportedly features Qualcomm's (QCOM +0.2%) Snapdragon processor (no model # is given), 2GB of RAM, and a 13MP rear camera. Qualcomm is already the CPU provider for the latest Kindle Fire tablets, and the just-launched Fire TV set-top.

BGR joins the WSJ in reporting the phone will have a 3D display enabled by four front-facing cameras (one at each corner) to complement regular rear and front cameras. The cameras allow Amazon to enable 3D viewing without the parallax barrier needed by other glasses-free solutions (hurts image quality) .

With the 3D display Amazon's main point of differentiation - Google-backed Android phones will have a major app/services ecosystem edge - Amazon is reportedly supporting 3D viewing "in as many areas as possible," including wallpapers, app icons, its maps app, and its media stores.

The WSJ reported Amazon plans to ship its phone in September after unveiling it in June. Re/code followed up by reporting a low-end phone is also on tap, and that Amazon is working hard to woo Android developers.

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