Amazon have at last announced their own smartphone, a powerful and interesting smartphone. They're calling it the "Fire".
The Fire features a quad-core 2.2Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM, 4.7-inch 720p display and a 13MP rear facing camera with a f/2.0 lens and OIS. However the specs aren't the most interesting parts of the Fire, Amazon's smartphone has some other very unique and interesting features.
Firefly is a feature that allows users to scan anything and everything, it will try to recognise what it is the phone is seeing and then match it up to a product on Amazon. It scan book covers, posters, bar codes, QR codes, packaging and much more. It can also listen out for movies, tv shows and music. It could be very useful when shopping, scanning a product and then finding it cheaper on Amazon.
If you're one to take a lot of photos you'll be happy to know that the Fire offers unlimited photo storage by using the cloud to back up all your photos, however many you have. Something which puts it well ahead of its competition.
The Fire also features four cameras on the front of the phone to track the user of the device. By tracking the face of the user it can do things like offer unique 3D dynamicness to the UI and a more immersive experience when it comes to gestures, apps and games.
The Fire will be available on 25th of July and seems to only be available in the US for now.
Source: Amazon Fire Press Release