First Purported Photos of Amazon's Rumored Smartphone in Prototype Form Hit the Web

Paul Lilly

This is what Amazon's smartphone could look like

Amazon hasn't yet announced plans to launch a smartphone, so what you're looking at could in fact be a fake. However, if you're a believer that where there's smoke there's fire, the leaked photos purporting to show a prototype version of Amazon's smartphone might actually be the real thing . Certainly the rumors and speculation have kicked up a notch in recent weeks, some of which suggest Amazon's handset will sport 3D functionality.

First things first -- the boys and girls at BGR.com obtained what they claim are exclusive photos of the unreleased device. They've also spoken with "multiple trusted sources" to confirm existing information and learn new details surrounding Amazon's smartphone.

If you're thinking, "Who cares, that's one fugly smartphone!," bear in mind that it's sporting a protective case specifically intended to keep the actual overall design a mystery from those who lack the authorization to see it (you, us, the web at large).

Moving on, you can see a series of cameras on the handset. Rumor has it the thing is toting around six cameras in all, including a 13-megapixel lens on back and five cameras on the front. Apparently Amazon is messing around with not only a heavily customized version of Android, but some kind of funky glasses-free 3D interface unlike anything we've ever seen before. Color us intrigued, albeit skeptical that this won't turn out gimmicky.

One of BGR's sources says the handset will feature a 4.7-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and 2GB of RAM. There's also chatter of a second, lower end handset.

In any event, there you have it -- a possible first look at what may end up being Amazon's first smartphone, covered in fugly case.

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