At first blush, the idea of a 3D-capable smartphone seems gimmicky and unlikely to succeed. However, this is Amazon we're talking about. "How do you make shopping a unique experience with a phone?" wondered tech analyst Ramon Llamas. The answer to that question may be 3D. A 3D photo could be taken of a room, for example, and then a 3D image of a new sofa or TV could be placed in the photo.
A picture may be worth a thousand words but the photo of what might be a smartphone in development by Amazon has produced many more words than that.
The photo, posted Tuesday by BGR, shows a black smartphone that looks like any number of mobiles on the market, save for the number of cameras on the front of the phone. In addition to the typical front-facing camera for selfies and video messaging, there are four other cameras.