Take a look at what may be the first render of Amazon's smartphone

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The folks at BGR are all over the upcoming Android phone. Maybe they have someone on the inside? First they give us a look at the actual hardware, though covered with a protective case to hide the real design of the phone. Then they break the news about the phone’s unique gesture controls. Now, the site has what it claims is the first true look at the phone, a clear render of the final design.

There’s not a lot to say about it. It looks kind of cheap, to be honest—like an iPhone 5c without the color, or an Android phone from several years ago. With the exception of being absolutely loaded with special camera sensors (six of them), the specs don’t sound incredible, either: a quad-core Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM is par for the course now, and the reported 4.7-inch 720p screen is a little on the low-res side compared to the 1080p phones we see.

Naturally, we expect the phone to run a special phone version of “Fire OS,” Amazon’s highly customized fork of Android, and to get apps exclusively from Amazon’s store. If we were the betting sort, we would guess that Amazon will also price the phone very aggressively. Part of the offering is said to be a “Prime Data” service, though it’s unclear what that would be. 

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