Amazon's first smartphone has been revealed, if a new leaked render is to be believed.
Website BGR published the above image earlier today, claiming graphic designers at Amazon created the render and "multiple trusted sources" have verified its authenticity. The phone in the leaked render has subtle design elements pulled from many top smartphones, including the iPhone 5S, HTC One M8, and Samsung Galaxy S5. It appears to have a polished and chamfered bezel, aluminium or metal body, and a black and grey colour scheme.
Rumours of an Amazon-branded handset have consistently popped up over the years. Word slipped out in October, for instance, that Amazon had partnered with compact camera manufacturers Primax, Liteon, and Sunny Optical. Those companies were apparently developing advanced sensors for Amazon that would allow 3D gesture and eye-tracking control in a device.
Amazon's first smartphone is largely expected to include the 3D-capable sensors. It'll also supposedly boast six compact camera modules, four of which are VGA cameras. They'll sit along the device's four corners and enable that highly-accurate 3D-gesture and eye-tracking technology. The upcoming phone will also apparently feature a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 12-megapixel front-facing camera.
Other rumoured Amazon smartphone specs have included a 4.7-inch display with 720p HD resolution and support for 3D, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a highly customised or forked version of Android (similar to the operating system found on Amazon’s various Kindle Fire tablets), a novel interface with 3D effects, and a special data and content plan known as Prime Data.
Amazon is allegedly set to release its first phone sometime in the third quarter of 2014. The device pictured above will apparently be just one of several phones Amazon plans to launch in late spring or early summer of this year.