Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed in New Photos

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Recent reports suggest Amazon may be preparing a smartphone with 3D capabilities to compete with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy handsets. New details from BGR and TechCrunch shed some light on this 3D feature and possibly provide us with our first look at the phone, which is partially hidden inside a case.

    According to BGR, multiple sources claim the phone will include a 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution, which is lower than the 1080p HD display in Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 and less than the projected 1334x750 display that Apple may use in the iPhone 6. Under the hood, the Amazon phone is predicted to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM.

    The biggest differentiator between Amazon's smartphone and those from Apple and Samsung is a 3D feature, which allegedly uses up to 4 cameras and additional sensors embedded in the phone. Amazon may use the 3D technology to showcase its own products, allowing users to explore a three-dimensional product images, claims BGR.
    The 3D capability of the phone may also provide a parallax effect, similar to that in iOS 7. Amazon's implementation in its FireOS may be greatly exaggerated as compared to Apple's version and supposedly is limited to only a few key gestures, reports TechCrunch.
    Rumors point to a possible announcement in the coming months with a target launch date of late September, but this may be subject to change. Amazon allegedly is showcasing the device to key developers as it tries to build third-party support for the platform before it is launched.

    Article Link: Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed in New Photos
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Love iPhones, never been a huge fan of Android phones, although there are a lot of good Android phones, I just see this a an EPIC FAILBOAT
  3. JayCee842 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 21, 2013
    It looks like one of those Nokia Lumia phones...
  4. ddelapp macrumors newbie

    Nov 29, 2011
    Looks like they jammed an iPhone in a iPod Nano case.
  5. Dulcimer macrumors 6502a


    Nov 20, 2012
    Why does anyone want 3D? Wasn't that a fad that passed in 2010?
  6. iChrist macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2011
    3 countries for tax benefit
    Wonder how this will look in real life. Unfortunately, Apple's implementation of parallax was not well received at all.
  7. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    Looks kind of like an old iPhone with a ton of cameras...
  8. iamkarlp macrumors regular

    Oct 15, 2008
    I was really hoping this would be a joke.

    Competition is good, but this isn't competition......

    Seriously though, this thing looks to have a 2011 expiration date on it.

    Karl P
  9. DipDog3 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2002
    Cause the 3D effects worked out so well for Apple that they had to update it so people could turn it off...
  10. 0xyMoron macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Good move Amazon, just 4 years late to the game.
  11. rmatthewware macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2009
    Looks like they've got the iPhone form-factor down, so that's working for them.

    And I guess the only thing 3-D about the phone is the physical phone itself. Am I the only one who doesn't want to rotate and tilt my device to get the picture to move?
  12. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2009
    This might have been a success five years ago... now, not so much.
  13. D.T. macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    Hopefully it’ll have ads like the Fire tablets:

    “This call to your Mom brought to you by Black & Decker”

    Yes you can turn pay to disable those, and of course this product won’t have them ... : )
  14. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

    Feb 19, 2008
    Because I see in 3d. :cool: 3d is the future, quality just needs to improve before it's accepted. How can anyone not want the holodeck?
  15. Hastings101 macrumors 68000


    Jun 22, 2010
    I just don't see Amazon getting into the phone business. Wouldn't there be a *lot* more support required of them than with tablets?
  16. Reason077, Apr 15, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014

    Reason077 macrumors 68000


    Aug 14, 2007
    This looks amazing!

    3D is going to be the next big thing. Pretty soon all TVs, Movies, and Games consoles will be 3D, and everyone will want that experience on their phones as well.

    Apple and Samsung will be scrambling to catch up!!!
  17. TXCherokee macrumors 6502

    Aug 24, 2012
    3-D images, eh?

    So, I'll finally be able to send this 'text' message.

    Attached Files:

  18. nfl46 macrumors 603

    Oct 5, 2008
    I hope some people realize that the phone is in a protective case, so we really can't see how it looks.
  19. MacSince1990 macrumors 65816


    Oct 6, 2009
    I'm pretty sure most of us who've "experienced" 3D have already attested to the fact that we're neither impressed nor interested.
  20. sulpfiction macrumors 68030


    Aug 16, 2011
    Philadelphia Area
    Complete fail! Can't the bigwigs at Amazon see this? And it actually looks like a decent phone. But marketing it as 3D is the first HUGE mistake. And at the stage in the game, you better be coming to the table with something that is leaps and bounds better then whats available now. If it's not (and this isn't) it's going to sink like a lead balloon.
  21. Jack Delgado macrumors regular

    Jack Delgado

    May 11, 2012
    Behold! A phone not made by Apple!

    Let the hate commence!
  22. chirpie, Apr 15, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014

    chirpie macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2010
    Duuuude. Re-read it with sarcasm radar activated. ;)

    (Or maybe you were just pilling on with additional understated cruelty... :p )
  23. surfingarbo macrumors regular


    Jun 12, 2011
    Calgary, AB, Canada
    There's nothing wrong with being "late to the game".

    Again, both the first iPod and iPhone were released years after MP3 and "smartphones" already existed.

    Personally I'll still stick within the Apple ecosystem myself, but let's give them a chance by being positive towards this technology.
  24. Piggie macrumors 604


    Feb 23, 2010
    Probably almost everyone would like 3D when it's implemented right and the technology exists to make it happen.

    We'll get there, it just takes time and trying like everything humans have done.

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