Amazon Fire Phone Release Date Update: Available for Pre-Order Now
By Karla Danica Figuerres | June 20, 2014 8:11 AM EST
The Amazon smartphone release date has recently been revealed and AT&T is confirmed to be exclusive carrier of the upcoming Amazon smartphone as reported ahead of its release date.
Previously, it has been rumoured that AT&T will be the exclusive carrier of the online retailer's first smartphone now, with its confirmation, it would be a big coup for AT&T if the Amazon smartphone turns out to be a hit.
The Amazon smartphone has probably been one of the worst-kept secrets in the history of tech but now, it's finally unveiled and named, Amazon Fire Phone.
Here is everything you need to know about the Amazon Fire Phone's price, specs and features and release date.
Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets have been relatively successful and the new Amazon Fire Phone seems promising as well. The new smartphone from Amazon uses the company's Fire operating system, which is why the device is named such. The Fire operating system is basically a highly customised Google Android variant.
Thus far, the Amazon Fire Phone is available for pre-order and will be released on July 25. For the time being, the Amazon smartphone is only available in the U.S. and it has been announced that it will not come to the UK. Similar to the original Kindle Fire, this first generation Amazon Fire Phone will only be a U.S. only product and locked to AT&T carrier. As such, fans in the UK must wait for the second generation of the Amazon Fire Phone.
Amazon Fire Phone Specs
The key specs of the Amazon Fire Phone include a 4.7 inches screen with a 720p HD resolution or 315 ppi, 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 GB of RAM, Adreno 330 graphics, 32 GB or 64 GB of storage, free cloud storage for all Amazon content, and photos taken with the Amazon Fire Phone at full resolution, 13 MP sensor rear camera, GPS, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC and being a premium smartphone, there's also support for 4G LTE across 9 bands.
Amazon Fire Phone Price
Amazon Fire Phone prices range from $199 to $649 depending on the service plan. The price is inclusive of a full year of Amazon Prime membership, which will be an additional 12 months subscription if you are already a member.
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