The much-awaited Amazon Fire smartphone is scheduled to be released soon, so we want to give you some brief details regarding the specifications, price and features of the smartphone.
The smartphone will be having a price tag of USD199.99 for a 32GB version and USD299.99 for the higher 64GB version. Without the contract, the smartphone will cost USD649.99 and USD749.99 respectively. AT&T has an exclusive contract with Amazon and the carrier has already started taking pre-orders. The shipment of the smartphone is scheduled to start on July 25 2014 and will also be commercially available by that time.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been quoted saying to The New York Times that “We have a long history of getting started and being patient. There are lot of assets you have to bring to bear to be able to offer a phone like this. The huge content ecosystem is one of them. The reputation for customer support is one of them. We have a lot of those pieces in place. It’s our job to keep inventing and to be patient. One thing leads to the next.”
The smartphone will be having a screen size of 4.7 inches with a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720 with 315ppi. It would be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics and 2GB of RAM. The Fire runs a forked version of Android, Fire OS 3.5.0. Additionally, it will be equipped with a 13MP snapper on the rear and a 2.1MP front camera. The smartphone will have a 2,400mAh battery that will offer 285 hours of standby time, up to 22 hours of talk time, up to 65 hours of audio playback and up to 11 hours of video playback.
In terms of connectivity, it features global LTE, nine LTE bands, four GSM bands and five UMTS. Other options include 802.11ac support, Wi-Fi channel bonding, Bluetooth and NFC.
Some critics bet on the lack of wow factor in iPhone 5C that Apple smartphones usually feed on. However, the competitive tech world has staged high-tech smartphones with innovative features and updated specifications at much lower prices.
Google Nexus 5 Vs Apple iPhone 5C
Let’s consider five such features of the iPhone 5C that didn’t go down well with users.
For iPhone 5C, the worst case is the polycarbonate chassis.
The latest iPhone 5C costs cheaper but holds similar features as the iPhone 5 including the A6 chip and 4-inch screen.
The camera is still the same 8-megapixel, though it holds improved pixels.
The various color choices offer brightly colored plastic look to the device.
For many realistic buyers, the price tag of $99 for 16GB and $199 for 32GB doesn’t really sound cheap.
Considering the much anticipated Google Nexus 5, the device is slated for October release. With 5-inch Full HD display, the Nexus 5 will come powered by 2.3 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. Running Android 4.4 KitKat operating system, the Nexus 5 might boast a 16-megapixel camera.
Here is some spicy rumor doing rounds in Korea: Samsung Galaxy SIV is all set to see the light of the day in April. SIV would be first in its league to be coupled with the S Pen and may have same features as Galaxy Note 2. Moreover, this new flagship model of Samsung is expected to strengthen the hold of Korean giant in Smartphone market.
Alongside the S-Pen rumors the other rumors which are getting baked in the oven are that SIV may have 5-inch 1080p AMOLED display. The device may run on Jelly Bean and would be powered by a quad-core Exynos 5440 chip prepared using 28nm high-K metal gate technology.
The successor of SIV may have 13-megapixel rear auto-focus camera and slightly heavy body than S3.… Read the rest