Amazon Expected To Announce Smartphone June 18

For nearly two years Amazon has reportedly been working on a smartphone and now, the company is holding a launch event June 18 widely seen as for the device. All signs point to the existence of an Amazon smartphone, and the company has even released a video hinting at the phone's coming release.

Sources close to the retailing giant have reached out to more than one publication confirming the company's plan to announce a smartphone. Leaks from earlier this year revealed that the Amazon handset may include six cameras, four of which will track a user's head movement to create a 3D-like interface.

3D-Like Effects

A mysterious teaser video was posted by Amazon on Wednesday that showed people reacting to a device that was off-screen. Those in the video had reactions such as, "It's very real-life and incomparable to anything I've ever seen," yet we do not know for sure what they were looking at. What is interesting about the people in the video is that most of them consistently moved their heads around as though they were interacting with a 3D-like parallax display.

Reports stretching back to May 2013 have repeatedly backed up the idea that Amazon will include a 3D glasses-free display on its smartphone. According to more recent reports, the phone will not technically have a 3D display but rather an intense parallax effect that allows images on the screen to move with a user's head.

The four cameras pictured in photos originally leaked by the BGR Web site will reportedly be used to track a person's head, allowing the phone to respond accordingly. When those images were released, it was widely reported that Amazon would use the 3D effect to provide additional angles of products in the Amazon store. Amazon's sign-up page for the June 18 event asks developers to explain...

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Amazon Expected To Announce Smartphone June 18

For nearly two years Amazon has reportedly been working on a smartphone and now, the company is holding a launch event June 18 widely seen as for the device. All signs point to the existence of an Amazon smartphone, and the company has even released a video hinting at the phone's coming release.

Sources close to the retailing giant have reached out to more than one publication confirming the company's plan to announce a smartphone. Leaks from earlier this year revealed that the Amazon handset may include six cameras, four of which will track a user's head movement to create a 3D-like interface.

3D-Like Effects

A mysterious teaser video was posted by Amazon on Wednesday that showed people reacting to a device that was off-screen. Those in the video had reactions such as, "It's very real-life and incomparable to anything I've ever seen," yet we do not know for sure what they were looking at. What is interesting about the people in the video is that most of them consistently moved their heads around as though they were interacting with a 3D-like parallax display.

Reports stretching back to May 2013 have repeatedly backed up the idea that Amazon will include a 3D glasses-free display on its smartphone. According to more recent reports, the phone will not technically have a 3D display but rather an intense parallax effect that allows images on the screen to move with a user's head.

The four cameras pictured in photos originally leaked by the BGR Web site will reportedly be used to track a person's head, allowing the phone to respond accordingly. When those images were released, it was widely reported that Amazon would use the 3D effect to provide additional angles of products in the Amazon store. Amazon's sign-up page for the June 18 event asks developers to explain...

Comments are closed.