Amazon has eventually extended its Kindle Fire line of devices to a smartphone. Around 3 years back, Amazon had launched the Kindle Fire Tablet with much fanfare for US$ 199 and soon followed it with the Kindle Fire 2 tablet. After almost a number of 3 years, Amazon has now launched the Fire Phone. The device runs Amazon’s own Fire OS (which is based on Android) – has 2GB of RAM and comes with a massive 32 GB storage for the basic models.
Prices start $199 onwards (with contract on AT&T) and the cost of the Amazon Fire Phone without any contract is US $649. Its not that, this announcement from Amazon has come as a surprise as Citigroup had predicted the launch of an Amazon Phone some 3 years ago but at a relatively cheaper price. You can buy the Amazon Fire Phone right from Amazon.com.
Lets take a look at the complete specs and features of this phone:
- Processor – 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU
- 2GB of RAM, Storage – 32 GB or 64 GB
- Display – 4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi
- 13 MP primary camera with auto focus, optical image stabilization & LED flash. There is also a 2.1 MP front-facing camera for Video calling.
- Runs on OS Fire OS 3.5.0
- Cloud Storage Free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with Fire phone
- 2400mAh battery that supports talk time of up to 22 hours
- Video recording 1080p HD video recording at 30 fps
- Sensors – Dynamic Perspective sensor system with invisible infrared illumination, gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor
- Other features – Location GPS, Assisted GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi/Cellular location and Digital compass
- Network Connectivity – 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC
- Ports – Micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone
- Size – 5.5″ x 2.6″ x 0.35″ (139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm)
Weight – 5.64 ounces (160 grams)