Amazon has officially announced its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, at a press event in Seattle. It was previously leaked few months ago. In size, it measures 8.9mm in thickness and weighs 158g. The Fire Phone features a 4.7-inch HD display with resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It is powered by a 2.2GHz quad core processor and 2GB RAM. For multimedia, the Fire Phone comes with a 13 Mega Pixel camera at back with Optical Image Stabilization and ability to record Full HD videos. For connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS/GPS-A, NFC technology and LTE mobile connections.
The Fire Phone comes pre-installed with a customized Fire 3.5 OS which is based on Google’s Android OS. The “dynamic perspective” effect on Fire Phone is made possible by the inclusion of four “ultra-low power” cameras coupled with four infrared LEDs, which permit the device to keep tracking the position of the user’s eyes and mouth in the dark. Firefly is another innovative feature that recognise text, images, sound and real life objects in the smartphone’s immediate vicinity. The Mayday feature has the ability to call up an Amazon adviser via a video feed, with a promise of a response within 15 seconds. In addition to that it comes with a powerful battery that gives talk time of up to 22 hours and Standby time of 285 hours. In US, the Fire Phone 32GB variant will be available exclusively from AT&T for $199 on a two year contract. The SIM-Free Fire Phone will cost $649 (for a 32GB variant). The Fire Phone is now available for pre-order from AT&T and Amazon. Stay tuned for more updates.