The story of the Amazon Fire Phone has been nothing short of embarrassing for the American retail giant. The first-of-a-kind device was met with bad reviews upon its arrival and to make matters worse, the public too declined to show much interest in its offerings.
The panic has been manifesting in a number of different ways which its maker has taken over the past few months, with the latest one among them being bringing its price down to a mere $199 off-contract (32GB). Launched only four months ago, its original asking amount was a hefty $649, which should give you a fair idea of how bad the smartphone has been doing.
This purchase will still entail a one-year subscription of Amazon Prime which otherwise costs $99 on its own. When the device was first released by the company at $649, it was exclusive to AT&T, and when it failed to capture people’s attention, its price was brought down to $449 in September. Then in the following month, it was revealed that over $83 million worth of unsold units were lying in Amazon’s foundries.
And it’s perhaps in a bid to clear off these stocks that the company has decided to bring the cost of the Fire Phone further down to $199. This smartphone is distinguished by its Dynamic Display which creates a 3D effect on its visuals using four front-facing cameras that are housed on it.
Here’s a short glance at the specs of the Amazon Fire Phone:
– Display: 4.7-inch LCD, 720p HD resolution
– OS: Android-based Fire OS 3.5
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB/64GB storage options
– Processor: 2.2GHz quad core Snapdragon 800
– Camera: 13MP rear, 2.1MP front
– Battery: 2400mAh
– Dimensions: 139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm
– Weight: 160g
– Connectivity: LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, GPS, A-GPS
The 32GB GSM unlocked Amazon Fire Phone can be picked up at its new $199 off-contract price through the retail giant’s official site in the US. The device is also being sold in Europe right now.