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Amazon rumored phone looks like a cheap iPhone knockoff

Rumors by Andrew Kameka on Thursday May 01, 2014.

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Alleged Amazon smartphone
Alleged Amazon smartphone

You probably know that Amazon is set to release its first Android smartphone later this year, but did you also know that the phone takes some obvious design cues from Android's chief rival, the iPhone? BGR has posted a rendered image that it claims is of the Amazon phone debuting later this year. A quick glance at the phone and it's charging port and speakers, along with a thick bezel and home button, make it seems as though the device is an iPhone 5c-meets-5s mashup.

According to BGR's previous report on the device, which was seen in protective housing to obscure the final design, the image above was created for internal use. The final product may differ and look less like an iPhone, but the size of the device and unique gesture setup will help distinguish it. The Amazon phone is rumored to have a 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution, 2GB of RAM, a quad-core Snapdragon processor, and several sensors that will be used for glasses-free 3D and gesture navigation. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times have separately reported that the phone will launch in the U.S. this summer.

source: BGR

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