The Amazon Fire Phone is a phablet, a mobile device which combine the function of a smartphone and a tablet. Obviously, this is not a device designed for kids but I’m sure a lot of parents would want their hands on this very first smartphone from Amazon. The Fire Phone will be available starting July 25, 2014, priced at $199 for 32GB memory. According to Amazon, the Fire Phone is the only smartphone with the Dynamic Perspective, Firefly Technology and the Amazon Mayday customer support.
Exclusive Features of Amazon Fire Phones
Dynamic Perspective is a custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view and move your phone. This feature lets you peek in maps for ratings, take on the point of view of characters in games and move your head as if you’re inside the phone. This cool feature also lets you use short using one-hand gestures.
The Firefly Technology recognizes over 240,000 movies and TV episodes, printed text on posters, magazines, and business cards, and over 70 million products which you can order on Amazon from your Fire Phone.
The Mayday button was introduced y Amazon in its Kindle Fire HDX tablets with goal of providing tech support response in 15 seconds or less. By pressing the Mayday button, an Amazon expert will appear to help you with technical concerns via video. You can see the Amazon expert but you are not visible to them.
Technical Specs of Amazon Fire Phone
|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|
|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 4G-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 these terms.|
|Included in the Box||Amazon Fire Phone with Fire OS 3.5
Premium headphones with remote and mic
Micro USB to USB charging cable
USB power adapter (5W)
Quick Start Guide
The Amazon Fire Phone can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com and will start shipping on July 25, 2014 with exclusive service plans with AT&T.
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