Amazon Reportedly Readying 4.7-inch Android-powered Smartphone
I have to admit that it’s been a while since the last time I’ve heard some rumors talking about an Amazon smartphone. Over the past couple of months the rumor mill rather talked about the acquisitions Amazons plans to make than about a future smartphone. We’ve heard some speculations about Amazon trying to buy BlackBerry, or a Samsung subsidiary that is manufacturing e-reader displays. Well, today we come with new details about an alleged Amazon smartphone.
Just like it was previously mentioned by the gossips, the famous online retailer is ready to penetrate the smartphone market. The latest reports say that the Amazon smartphone will pack a 4.7-inch display, even though the initial rumors claimed it will be a 4.3-inch touch panel. It looks like Amazon have noticed that the public asks for big display terminals, and this might be the reason why it chose to implement a 4.7-inch screen.
The folks at DigiTimes, the popular source of leaked informations about unannounced terminals, write, quoting anonymous sources, that the Amazon smartphone will be announced and hit the market in Q2 2013, so, sooner than expected.
Rumor has it that Amazon also works to improve the hardware platform of their smartphone, even though the source didn’t mention anything about its technical specifications.
There’s also word of a delay of the mass production of the first Amazon smartphone, which, as I mentioned above, will debut in Q2 2013.
The Amazon smartphone will most likely be underpinned by Google’s Android mobile operating system, but just like it happened with the Kindle Fire, Amazon will put its heavily customized user interface on top of it.
What am I expecting from the Amazon smartphone? I’m glad you’ve asked. HD or full HD display, at least 8 megapixels for the primary camera, 2 GB of RAM, a design looking more or less like BlackBerry’s Z10, 16/32 GB of internal storage, and a quad-core CPU. What are the specs of the Amazon smartphone in your vision? How will it look like? The comments section is all yours.