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Amazon Smartphone Coming In The Next Six Months, Says Analyst | Digital Trends

March 21, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Williams Pelegrin / Digital Trends

We've been hearing about an Amazon-branded smartphone�for well over a year�now. Talk has died down in the last few months, but the rumors have flared up again, courtesy of KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.

Having correctly predicted�the iPhone 5S and 5C availability in 2013, Kuo issued a note to clients that stated Amazon's smartphone would be available in 3-6 months. Intercepted by BGR, the note specifies that supply won't necessarily be booming. "The supply chain will start stocking up materials in 2Q14 for production," wrote Kuo in the note. "We estimate required components will amount to 700k-1.2mn units, and assembly to 300-600k units."

Interestingly, Kuo wrote that Amazon's smartphone will have six cameras, three times more than the two cameras modern-day smartphones�are equipped with. The cameras, Kuo wrote, will allow for gesture controls without you having to touch the screen.

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