FirePhone Announced by Amazon

Akash Tanwar
By Akash Tanwar June 19, 2014 02:34 Updated

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Amazon’s First Ever Phone

Firephone is the most advanced phone ever built.

Yep, it’s a phone alright. Amazon officially unveiled the Fire Phone today at a special press event held in Seattle. Consistent with the rumors, Amazon’s first-ever phone has a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass display with an HD-resolution screen (720p). That makes it the same size as the Moto X, which was also supposed to be a phone for the masses. It also has a rubberized frame with aluminum buttons, a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, there’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing one equipped with an f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilization and the ability to capture 1080p video. The phone’s display will have 590 nits of brightness, dynamic image contrast and a “circular polarizer,” which will likely be used to combat glare. There’s also a dedicated camera key and, luckily for all you amateur photogs, it’ll come with free unlimited cloud storage for photos as well.

The Only Smartphone with…

  • Dynamic Perspective

Experience interactions not possible on other smartphones. Tilt, auto-scroll, swivel, and peek to navigate menus and access shortcuts with one hand. Dive into a new class of immersive apps and games—peek to see detailed views of clothing, shoes, and more in the new Amazon Shopping app for Fire phone, or take on a character’s viewpoint to see around corners and obstacles in games.

  • Firefly Technology

Quickly identify printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, plus over 100 million items, including movies, TV episodes, songs, and products—simply press and hold the dedicated Firefly button to discover useful information and take action in seconds.

  • Mayday

Get free, live, on-device video support with an Amazon expert, 24×7, 365 days a year at the touch of a button. No appointments necessary. Now available over the AT&T cellular network, in addition to Wi-Fi.

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Akash Tanwar
By Akash Tanwar June 19, 2014 02:34 Updated
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  1. Anita June 19, 10:10

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