Amazon enters smartphone market with Fire Phone

Amazon enters smartphone market with Fire Phone
Erik Johnson

By Erik Johnson

June 19th 2014 at 11:27AM

Device features 3D interface and head-tracking that can be used in games

Amazon is getting into the smartphone market with its freshly revealed Fire Phone, the company announced this week.

Engadget reports the phone will pack support for a 3D interface with Dynamic Perspective head-tracking system that can be used in games.

The gadget packs a 4.7 inch Gorilla Glass display with HD resolution screen, a 13 megapixel camera, dual stereo speakers, a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

It also includes Amazon's free Mayday customer support service, unlimited cloud storage for photos, and Firefly – a feature that uses Fire Phone's camera to recognize a variety of items, such as games, books, DVDs, CDs, bar codes, URLs, phone numbers, QR codes, and more.

Fire Phone will be priced at $200 for the 32GB version and $300 for the 64GB, but note that's with a vaild AT&T contract – off-contract the devices will cost an additional $450. Pre-orders can be put down directly through Amazon starting today.

Reports of an Amazon smartphone emerged earlier this year, around the unveiling on new microconsole Fire TV.

Story originally published on MCV. Image: TechCrunch.