Apr 11 AT 5:21 PM Alex Wagner 8 Comments

Amazon smartphone may be announced in June, display 3D images


Amazon Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle FireTV…Kindle Fire smartphone? If a new rumor is to be believed, Amazon will add a smartphone to its hardware lineup later this year.

Sources speaking to the Wall Street Journal say that Amazon is working on a smartphone that’s capable of display 3D, hologram-like images without the need for special glasses. This feature is reportedly achieved by using retina-tracking technology in four cameras or sensors placed on the front of the unit. No other spec details of the device are mentioned.

Amazon is said to be aiming to announce its smartphone by the end of June, followed by a launch by the end of September. While still very much a rumor for now, an Amazon-made smartphone would be a pretty big deal in the wireless space, and it’ll be interesting to see if Amazon is able to make a phone display 3D images and do it well. After all, we haven’t really seen a successful implementation of a 3D feature in a smartphone yet…

Source: Wall Street Journal

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