The phone will be exclusive to AT&T and comes in 32GB and 64GB models. It features a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, 2 GB of RAM, and an Adreno 330 GPU which is slightly more powerful than the Adreno 320 GPU in the Fire TV. The phone also has a 4.7-inch 720p display, 13-megapixel rear camera, and dual stereo speakers.
While the hardware is impressive, it’s the services that really set it apart from the competition. Like Amazon’s tablets, the phone comes with X-Ray for second-screen functionality which lets you view additional information on what you’re watching with your Fire TV. Additionally, second-screen lets you fling content from the phone onto your Fire TV. There’s the same ASAP (Advanced Streaming and Prediction) on the phone as on the Fire TV which pre-loads content in the background to eliminate video buffering with Amazon Instant Video.
The Fire Phone also sports a new feature called Firefly. Via the camera, the phone can recognize books, DVDs, phone numbers, QR codes, CDs, URLs, games, bar codes, art, wine, and more. It recognizes over a hundred million items, including music playing.
Pre-orders start today, so you better hurry and put your order in to ensure you get the limited time offer that includes a year of Prime for free.
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