The amount of Amazon 3D smartphone leaks in the past few years has matched almost all hyped up devices that never came to be, but in the case of the Amazon phone we might finally get an official device, after a new teaser hinted at a 3D phone.
The short video has several actors looking at a device that “moves with you” and even though criticism is on the video being very poorly executed, it delivers the message that the Amazon 3D smartphone is close to being officially unveiled.
The event will happen on June 18 in Seattle and Jeff Bezos will be the one delivering the new device. We are exciting to finally see the smartphone and various leaks have said the 3D effect is most definitely the prime feature on the device, followed up by other features.
Amazon has been working for at least a year on the 3D effect, it will reportedly feature four small cameras on the front of the device to track facial movement and change the screen to always be facing the user, a feature that titters on the line of pointless.
Hopefully, Amazon will pack some good specifications onto the device to make it compete against the high-end smartphones. The Kindle Fire line has grown from a low-end consumer product to a high-end tablet line, the Kindle Fire HDX came with real high performance and a well thought out design.
Rumors of sponsored data were sprouting a few months ago, apparently Amazon was preparing to pay carriers to make sure Amazon services could be used for free, making consumers more likely to use Amazon’s services over others. This would tie in with Amazon’s music streaming service they are apparently preparing to launch.
There have also been rumors of Amazon slicing the price off their mobile if the user is already on a Prime subscription. Creating a content ecosystem around Prime might be the smartest idea Amazon has had, drawing users into paying a monthly phone subscription and a Prime subscription.