Amazon announce the Fire Phone: 4.7-inch IPS HD display, 2.2Ghz quad core CPU with 2GB of RAM

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Amazon have taken to stage today and announced their own smartphone dubbed Fire Phone. It has long been expected and today we finally get all the details on the upcoming device. The hardware specs include a 4.7-inch IPS LCD Display with 1,280 x 720 resolution and an impressive 590nits of brightness for increased visibility in sunlight and Gorilla Glass 3. Inside we have a  2.2GHz Quad Core CPU with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. Camera side of things we have a 13MP rear facing sensor with an f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilization. Amazon have also included dual Stereo speakers.

Amazing aren’t just releasing a phone for the sake of it, they are also including some impressive software features including a new service dubbed Firefly and it includes it’s own dedicated button for launching the app. It allows users to use the included camera to identify products such as DVD’s, Books, Games, Toys. It can also recognize phone numbers, URL’s, Addresses and more. The feature has built-in Amazon support, meaning users can find any product they scan with the on Amazon for purchasing, assuming it’s available on Amazon. Firefly also supports recognizing songs using the microphone as well.

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The Fire Phone will also included a 3D interfacing that using motion and head tracking for gauging a persons perspective and represents information differently, we have see limited versions of this before, but the Fire Phone includes this throughout the device and allows for smoother performance. We have included the full specs below for your pleasure. The smartphone is now available pre-order in the US with pricing available with and without contract and ships on July 25th. No word on availability outside of the US, but hopefully it won’t be too long.

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Size 5.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight 5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display 4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Cameras 13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash
2.1 MP front-facing camera
OS Fire OS 3.5.0
Storage 32 GB or 64 GB
Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
Battery Battery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours.
Video recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playback Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and Video Supports screen mirroring and Second Screen
Content formats supported Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX); Video: MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM; Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, GIF87a,GIF89a; Viewable docs: PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT
Sensors Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
Location GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass
Cellular UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation
Connectivity 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled
Headphones Premium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic
Rating for hearing aids M4, T4
SIM Card Pre-installed Nano SIM card
Ports Micro USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone
Warranty and Service 1-year Limited Warranty included. Use of Fire phone is subject to these terms
Included in the Box Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.0
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
Quick Start Guide


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