Yes you heard it right! Amazon is launching its first ever Smartphone lately this month.
After much anticipation and buzz heating up the tech industry, finally it was confirmed that Amazon will be launching its first Smartphone by the end of June. If rumors are to be believed this is no ordinary phone, it is a 3D device equipped with Omron’s Okao Vision face sensing technology that helps you track the user’s head and scan faces to handle the UI elements.
This technology is said to be a product of Japanese firm that is used and modified by an internal team at Amazon to make its upcoming phone unique with stereoscopic effects on a standard LCD screen. With this unique feature, users can simply move their head left or right to browse and access hidden side panels.
The Amazon’s new 3D Smartphone is said to be using this effect with the help of four front-mounted cameras placed at each corner of the device. The Okao face detecting and tracking software uses X,Y, and Z coordinates from the cameras and the gyro sensor and accelerometer helps the software to provide a faster user interface and power efficiency.
The best thing about this device is that it can be used without wearing 3D glasses, which is something that never happened before in the tech market and something that has really made the competitors conscious. According to Omron, the software is also capable of recognizing users face and estimate a person’s gender, age, and ethnicity.
The Amazon’s new 3D Smartphone is rumored to have Android, FireOS as its operating systems and it will have several built-in apps that will use 3D parallax effects. Its screen will be 720p 4.7-inch, powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 2GB of RAM. It will have a total number of 6 cameras, four for the head tracking technology and other two as front-facing and a rear-facing 13MP camera.
The date of launch of Amazon’s new 3D Smartphone is said to be June 18, 2014.