Posted Wed Nov 26, 2014 at 08:00 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The unlocked smartphone is now on sale.
Amazon has dropped the price of its Fire Phone. The unlocked, off-contract 32GB model is now just $199, which is $250 off of its previous retail price of $449. The price cut comes just in time for the holiday shopping season and is likely an attempt to help move units after very dissapointing initial sales and previous missteps.
Under the hood, the Fire Phone is powered by a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM, all running Fire OS 3.5.0. The smartphone features a 4.7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. A 13MP rear camera with OIS, a 2.1MP front camera, and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus are included as well.
What really makes the Fire Phone special, however, is its Dynamic Perspective Technology. Using four specially designed cameras, the phone is able to track a user's face, allowing the device to shift the perspective of the images on display as you tilt the phone. In addition, the Fire Phone also features Amazon's Mayday customer support; Firefly technology to identify phone numbers, movies, music, and a variety of real world items; and one free year of Amazon Prime. Finally, the mobile device includes a premium tangle-free headset and uses a 2400mAh battery.
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