Amazon’s long-rumored entry into the world of smartphones has finally become a reality, as the online retail giant introduces the Fire Phone.
The smartphone, unveiled by CEO Jedd Bezos this week, features rubberized exterior and aluminum buttons, paired with a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass display and HD screen which boasts 590 nits of brightness, dynamic image contrast, and a circular polarizer. It’s also 3-D… using infrared lights and cameras mounted on the phone’s surface to track a user’s head movements and render images accordingly.
It’s powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. It also features a front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera along with a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera equipped with a f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilization.
Audio for the Fire is powered by dual stereo speakers along with Dolby Digital Plus virtual surround sound support, while additional features include everything from X-ray second screen functionality and ASAP support, to Miracast sharing and free access to Amazon’s Mayday customer support.
With the purchase of the phone comes unlimited cloud storage for photos from Amazon, as well as a limited-time offer of a full year subscription to its Prime service.
Amazon’s Fire Phone can be pre-ordered online now with availability offered exclusively through AT&T beginning July 25 with prices starting at $199 USD.