Apparently , Amazon is facing the same problem as Apple – need to explore new market segments . While Amazon directly on hardware sales earns almost nothing – for her branded devices are only channel of distribution of digital content and the means of access to the online store .
According to analyst firm KGI Securities, Amazon is already starting to prepare components suppliers to mass production smartphone – the process will be launched this month , and Foxconn unit named FIH Mobile will be involved in it . According to the source , Amazon had several times to revise the characteristics of the phone to match the current market requirements.
According to the latest Amazon smartphone will be equipped with 5 -inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor 801 , 2000-2400 mAh battery capacity and six cameras . Six optical modules allegedly will be the main “chip” of the machine. One camera with a resolution of 13 megapixels will be designed to take pictures , the second front – for videoozvonkov , and four will be used to recognize gestures and facial expressions of the user. Incidentally, last year, representatives of Amazon denied rumors that the proposed Internet giant smartphone will be distributed free of charge .
According to forecasts of KGI Securities, delivery Amazon smartphone in 2014 will amount to 2.3 million units.