An image showing what’s believed to be Amazon’s forthcoming smartphone has been leaked. It comes soon after another picture was published online, but with the phone hidden inside a heavily disguised casing. This time, we’ve been shown a render of the actual device.
It’s a good looking phone too, although we wouldn’t say it’s the most original design. From several angles, it looks like an Apple iPhone, particularly around the speakers and the rear panel, and the hardware home button beneath the display could have been lifted from any one of Samsung’s phones. However, despite this mish-mash of design influences, we’re assured by tech site BGR this is Amazon’s phone.
We’ve been hearing about it for a long time, but it’s looking like the phone will finally be revealed before the end of the summer. One of its major selling points will be a 3D display, which will make use of four small camera lenses at each corner of the screen. By using certain gestures, the display will show different icons and information, without the need to tap a button.
The specification has also been leaked, and we should expect it to have a 4.7-inch screen with a 720p resolution, a Snapdragon processor, and a standard camera on the rear of the device. What we don’t know is when it will come to the UK, as Amazon has been rumoured to stick with the tradition of only launching its latest hardware in America at first. We should know more in June, if the rumours are accurate.