Amazon will be launching what is the company’s first handset, which has been long rumoured and occasionally leaked, but now the company seems ready to make it official: Jeff Bezos is hosting a hitherto unannounced “launch event” later this month.
The company’s page for the event is little more than an invitation request form, but an attached teaser video meshes well with the purported phone’s rumored head-tracking capabilities. “It moved with me!” exclaims an unnamed tester, staring at an object just out of frame. Sounds neat.
In the video at 0:41, the unnamed device peeks out from behind the video’s bottom edge, revealing what appears to be a blurry power button and a headphone jack. It’s definitely a phone.
Also, the reactions it in the above video are consistent with the prototype BGR uncovered back in April. That handset had a 4.7-inch screen and a staggering five front-facing cameras , which were said to be used for tracking the user’s face as they combed their way through an interactive 3D interface. It was also rumoured to be running a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU and 2GB of RAM, but what Amazon’s going to show on June 18th is still anybody’s guess.
Still, the teaser page revealed one more thing: the product will have a sleek black bevel and an Amazon logo (pictured above). Well, we can’t say we’re surprised. We’ll let you know all the details when Bezos makes this thing official later this month.