It was long in the coming, no? After Google, after Facebook, and after many in the fray that decided on harnessing the mobile Phone market, who is surprised that Amazon had to join the Smartphone war. Yes, it is the Fire Phone, a feature-packed device built for the shopper, and the device specs geek just the same.
The internet business giant announced the Fire Phone at a press conference in Seattle on June 18. The Fire Phone is "Fire OS" device packed in a 5.5" x 2.6" x 0.35" body that boasts a 4'7 inch HD LCD display, rear and front cameras (13 MP rear and 2.1 MP front), and — hold you phone signal—cloud storage functionality!
In other words, the phone is not just entering the mobile phone market—it has even chosen its opponents, actually. That is Apple and Samsung on the brand shelf I am talking. So what makes Amazon's mobile device special?
|Yes, that's the Fire Phone. Besides it two super cool tech mods called the 'Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, the phone also comes with a limited-time, full year of Prime. You can enjoy unlimited streaming and downloads of tens of thousands of popular movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video, over one million songs and hundreds of playlists with the all-new Prime Music, over 500,000 books to borrow for free with the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, and FREE two-day shipping on millions of items. If you're already a Prime member, Amazon will extend your current Prime membership for a full year at no additional cost. Follow this link if you're interested.|
So now, check out the full specifications:
|Size||5.5" x 2.6" x 0.35" (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)|
|Weight||5.64 ounces (160 grams)|
|Processor||2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM|
|Display||4.7" HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)|
|Cameras||13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash|
2.1 MP front-facing camera
|OS||Fire OS 3.5.0|
|Storage||32 GB or 64 GB|
|Cloud Storage||Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone|
|Battery||Battery size: 2400mAh. Talk time: up to 22 hours; standby time: up to 285 hours. Video playback: up to 11 hours; audio playback: up to 65 hours.|
|Video recording||1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)|
|Audio playback||Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing|
|TV and Video||Supports screen mirroring and Second Screen|
|Content formats supported||Audio: Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, OGG, PCM/WAVE, AAC LC/ELD, HE-AAC (v1 & v2), AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AMR-WB+, Audible Enhanced format (AAX); Video: MPEG4, VP8, H.264/MPEG4/AVC,MPEG4 SP, H.263,AVI,HDCP2.x, PlayReady DRM; Images: JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP, GIF87a,GIF89a; Viewable docs: PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, DOC, DOCX, Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT|
|Sensors||Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor|
|Location||GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass|
|Cellular||UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz), Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 9 bands of LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 17, 20), supports carrier aggregation|
|Connectivity||802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled|
|Headphones||Premium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic|
|Rating for hearing aids||M4, T4|
|SIM Card||Pre-installed Nano SIM card|
|Ports||Micro USB 2.0|
|Warranty and Service||1-year Limited Warranty included. Use of Fire phone is subject to terms|
|Included in the Box||Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5.0|
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
Quick Start Guide
But that's not all. The device comes with two completely new features called Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Amazon explains:
“Fire is the only Smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new breakthrough technologies that allow you to see and interact with the world through a whole new lens. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond to the way you hold, view, and move Fire, enabling experiences not possible on other smart phones.
Firefly quickly recognizes things in the real world—web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, movies, music, and millions of products, and lets you take action in seconds—all with the simple press of the Firefly button.”
Do you want to pre-order the phone that's grabbing headlines? Go Here. It is priced in the range $ 199 - $ 649 (the price varies with service and carriers). You can have the 32GB version for the same price as other 16GB smartphones. It is also available with 64GB for $ 100 more, all from AT&T.