Legend has it Amazon is flirting with the idea of rolling out a smartphone built from scratch for years, but for some reason or other, the Kindle and Kindle Fire creators continue to hold out on what they no doubt see as a gamble.
Knowing the electronic commerce giant and its founder, chairman and CEO, Jeff Bezos, mediocrity is not an option for the Kindle Phone, which will be disruptive and groundbreaking when it lands. Or rather, if it ever lands.
But in order to “disrupt” Samsung and Apple’s domination, you need one of two things. Either an unbeatable price, or genuine innovation in the software and/or hardware department. With handhelds like the Moto G leaving little room for the pricing bar to be lowered, Amazon is reportedly going the other route, planning to intro in three to six months a smartphone with, get this, six cameras.
Why, you ask? Well, no need to explain why it might pack the first two. As for the rest, they’ll allegedly enable no-touch gesture control like nothing we’ve seen before. Forget Samsung’s Air Gestures, this is taking the concept to a whole new level.
A quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip is expected to keep the gadget’s lights on, alongside a battery of 2,000 to 2,400 mAh capacity. The main snapper should bear a 13 MP Sony sensor, and finally, the display is tipped to measure 4.7 inches in diagonal and boast around 300 – 320 ppi pixel density. Sooo, HD resolution? Doesn’t sound that hot. But dayum, six cameras are mind-blowing.