Amazon to go big screen (4.7inches) on its upcoming mobile phone

Digitimes is always a great source for news and gossip about upcoming phones and the site now has the scoop on the much rumoured Amazon handset.

It is claiming that the retailer/maker is going to market a phone with a large 4.7inch screen.

This news comes from, ahem, industry supply chain sources, who said that Amazon had upped the size of the screen from 4,3 inches to compete with the larger handset screens that Samsung, among others, are now popularising.

The source also suggests that Amazon is hoping for a Q2 release, though issues with production might mean the phone’s arrival slips until later in the summer. Given Amazon’s track record for new product launches I would wager that it will be US-only to begin with.

Ashley Norris