Okay, so the big wait is over and finally Amazon decided to reveal their smartphone before iPhone 6 launch. Amazon is a huge brand, it’s almost like Google, no wonder about it. But when I heard the news that they are going to launch a smartphone, my expectations weren’t really high, I was confident it’ll be a decent device with good features and I was right.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos presented their company’s first smartphone – Amazon Fire Phone. This happened today at an event at Seattle. It is not really small or really huge, but stands between a typical Android phone and iPhone. Features of Amazon Fire Smartphone are decent and I’m pretty sure it will be a good contender for other popular smartphones.
Key Features Of Amazon Fire Smartphone
1. Display: 4.7-inch screen (720p) with Gorilla glass protection. Also includes motion-tracking screen.
2. Processor: 2.2 GHz Quad-core processor (Qualcomm Snapdragon processor) and Adreno 330 GPU.
3. Camera: 13 MP + f/2.0 lens with optical image stabilization.
4. RAM: 2 GB RAM.
5. Speakers: Dolby stereo speakers.
6. Operating System (OS): Fire OS 3.5 (Android-based OS, but customized).
Honestly I didn’t expect Amazon to launch a competitor to iPhone or other high-end smartphones, but a decent phone to enter the smartphone market. Apart from some good configurations I was also astonished to see some interesting add-on features provided with this phone, some of them are mentioned below.
Miscellaneous Features Of Amazon Fire Smartphone
1. Prime Instant Video: Includes a full year of Prime Instant Video, where you can enjoy unlimited streaming and downloads of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV episodes.
2. Prime Music: Includes access to Prime Music, where you can enjoy one million songs and hundreds of playlists.
3.Kindle Owners’ Lending Library: Get access to 500,000 books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
4.Free Shipping: Get Free Two-Day Shipping on millions of items.
5.Firefly Technology: This helps you to identify songs, TV shows or any such sort being played in a room.
6. Mayday: Get Free, live, on-device tech support.
7. Cloud Drive: Get free unlimited photo storage.
Just like Google offers all its services for a Nexus product, Amazon doing the same for their Fire Phone. Amazon.com now lists this product and it will be released on July 25, 2014.