Fire Phone : As expected, Amazon on Wednesday entered smartphone market with Fire Phone, a device that has a 4.7-inch screen. While in terms of specifications Fire Phone looks similar to a high-end Android phone, Amazon has utilized its strength as an e-retailer to equip the device with a few extra features. 

The device, which is powered by Android, comes with a unique user interface, which uses parallax effect — Amazon calls it Dynamic Perspective — to offer user 3D-like picture on the phone screen. The device achieves this unique user interface by using four front cameras to always monitor the position of a user’s head and then accordingly adjust the image on the screen. These four cameras also work in the dark because they use infrared to monitor a user. 

Fire sports a screen with HD resolution. It has a 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM, 13 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, a dedicated camera button, and stereo speakers.


“Fire Phone puts everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your hand—instant access to Amazon’s vast content ecosystem and exclusive features like the Mayday button, ASAP, Second Screen, X-Ray, free unlimited photo storage, and more,” said Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO.  Fire Phone

A customized OS for Fire phone

Fire phone is powered by the latest version of Fire OS, which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and platform enhancements to integrate Amazon’s digital content and improve performance.

But hardware is not something that Amazon is counting on to sell Fire Phone. Instead, the company is offering several unique features in the device so that consumers can have better smartphone experience. Some of these features are: 

* Free unlimited cloud storage for photos (probably taken with Fire Phone by a user) 

* Free access to one million songs 

* Firefly: This feature uses the primary camera in Fire Phone to recognize objects and television shows and then can show users relevant information like a Wikipedia page for an object, a shopping link (obviously from Aamzon website) to buy the object you are looking at, or nutrition information for a bottle of soft drink. Firefly can recognize millions of objects. 


Fire Phone Technical Specifications

Size5.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight5.64 ounces (160 grams)
Processor2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Display4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness (typical), 1000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
Cameras13 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
OSFire OS 3.5.0
Storage32 GB or 64 GB
Cloud StorageFree cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
BatteryBattery 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 recording1080p HD video recording at 30 fps (front- and rear-facing cameras)
Audio playbackDual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing
TV and VideoSupports screen mirroring and Second Screen
Content formats supportedAudio: 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
SensorsDynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
LocationGPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location, and Digital compass
CellularUMTS/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
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, up to 300 Mbps with channel bonding; Bluetooth 3.0 wireless technology; NFC enabled
HeadphonesPremium, tangle-free headphones with remote and mic
Rating for hearing aidsM4, T4
SIM CardPre-installed Nano SIM card
PortsMicro USB 2.0
3.5mm headphone
Warranty and Service1-year Limited Warranty included. Use of Fire phone is subject to these terms
Included in the BoxAmazon 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

* An app that allows users to seamlessly switch between reading or listening a book. 

* Amazon Prime Video and Prime Music are supported. 

* X-Ray feature that allows a user to access information related to, for example, a TV show he is watching is supported on Fire Phone. 

* MayDay: This service will allow customers to click one button to connect to a customer care executive. 

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