Amazon Enters into the Smartphone Market, launches Fire Phone

Amazon, the online giant on Wednesday entered into the Smartphone market by launching its much anticipated Fire Phone. The Fire Phone is the product of four years of research and development by Amazon. The Amazon Fire Phone coming in two models, 32GB and 64GB that will cost $199 and $299 respectively.

Amazon Unveils its First Smartphone

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon new phone, Fire Phone, features with five front cameras. The four cameras placed at the corner will scan the user’s eye. These four cameras has 3D dynamic perspective UI based which uses infrared and can track user’s eye even in dark also. The fifth camera placed just above the screen does the standard job.

Amazon Fire Phone comes with built-in Dolby Digital Plus audio enhancement technology which can auto adjust the volume, create surrounded sound experience. Amazon providing very easy way to talk to the customer care executive via Mayday button, through video chat it will show how to perform certain functions. With Mayday, the customer care executives can take over the Fire Phone remotely.

Amazon offering unlimited cloud storage to its new phone buyers. Apart from music user can save both photos and videos in their Amazon Cloud Drive. Amazon is also providing free Prime membership worth $99 to the Amazon Fire Phone buyers. The Amazon Fire Phone comes with dynamic perspective that allows users to simply tilt it to perform common functions. A left tilt allows them to attach photos to messages, song lyrics will be shown, etc., while the right tilt will enable them to navigate through menus.

Amazon Fire Phone Specifications


Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

SIZE:  720 x 1280 pixels, 4.7 inches

Multi touch: Yes

Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3



2G (GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900)

3G (HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100)

4G (LTE 700/800/850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100/2600)


Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers

3.5mm jack:     Yes (Dolby Digital Plus sound)

Alert Types:     Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3 ringtones



Card Slot: No

Internal: 32GB/64GB




Speed: HSPA+, LTE

WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band

Bluetooth: Yes, v3.0

NFC: Yes

USB: Yes, microUSB v2.0



Primary: 13MP, 4128 x 3096 pixels, optical image stabilization, autofocus, LED flash

Features: Geo-tagging, HDR

Video: Yes, 1080@30fps

Secondary: Yes, 2.1MP



OS: Amazon Fire OS v3.5 (Android based OS)

Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800

CPU: Quad-core 2.2 GHz Krait 400

GPU: Adreno 330

Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM

Browser: HTML5

Radio: No

GPS: Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java: No

BATTERY: Non-removal Li-Ion 2400mAh


According to Amazon the device recognition feature, firefly, offers audio, text and image recognition, web and email addresses and over 100 millions other items. It means you can scan a product or listen to music and you will be directed to the Amazon page where you can purchase it.

With the new phone launch of Amazon, which is standing out quite differently from other high end Smartphones, Amazon is expecting its big sale from the market. Lets see, Amazon new phone in market will make the difference in this competitive smartphone world or not.



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