Amazon schedules June 18th event for new smartphone, accidentally shows it in teaser video


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After a few good leaks, Amazon could finally be ready to unveil their long rumored “Amazon phone.” Scheduling an event for June 18th, Amazon does give us slight clue as to what will be unveiled, with a few lucky individuals given a preview of the device in a new promo video.

In the video, a lady mentions it “moved” with her which only makes sense in the light of recent leaks that show 4 sensors said to work in tandem with Amazon’s new 3D UI. Apparently the perspective changes according to how you’re looking at it. As we’ve seen with the Amazon Fire TV, expect a mobile version of Amazon’s Fire OS based off of a bastardized version of Android.

Funniest part is unless you’ve been keeping up with all the leaks, the video could look “wrong” if you know what we mean (use your dirty imaginations). Check it out below for a quick chuckle.

Update: Turns out Amazon slipped up. If you pause at a specific point in the video, you actually get a brief glimpse at their new phone. Yup, guess it’s just about confirmed then. Proof pictured below (via Aaron Kasten).

New Amazon phone

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Finally a phone where you can pay extra money to not get a giant Amazon ad on your lock screen. Just the feature I always wanted!

  2. This video has “that’s what she said” written all over it.

  3. I hope there’s an ad version… Said no one ever.

    Oh and Chris, “That’s fantastic.”

  4. Although I enjoyed my OG Kindle Fire, I’ll never buy another Amazon device because they lock the bootloaders now. Amazon is great at releasing nice version 1.0 software, but they never follow up with timely updates.

  5. this is supposed to get me to dump my DROID RAZR MAXX HD running kitkat?

    if the price is free, maybe.

    1. save this comment for after you’ve actually seen the device and know what it has to offer.

    2. Maybe not, but the G3/M8/S5 really should.

      1. Why would anyone want to run Fire OS? Amazon makes great tablets, but their OS and Amazon ecosystem kills it.

  6. Bought my fiance a kindle fire two years ago without knowing they didn’t allow Google Play access. Never again.

  7. I don’t know anyone who ever purchased a smartphone because a UI feature was “neat.”

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