Amazon’s much rumoured ‘holophone’ is set to be announced by Jeff Bezos on June 18th, the shopping giant has confirmed.

It today released a teaser video showing people’s reaction to the phone.

It is believed the the device will use retina-tracking technology to make images on the smartphone’s display appear to ‘float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles.’

Previously images of the handset have leaked online.

The latest images also reveal a relatively thin handset – that looks a lot like Apple’s iPhone.

‘Multiple trusted sources have verified the authenticity of the image, which was created for internal use by graphic designers at Amazon,’ web site BGR said.

The handset appears to take design cues from Apple’s iPhone 5 and Google’s Nexus handset.

‘As can be seen in this new image published exclusively by BGR, Amazon’s phone will feature an overall look that is similar to many full touch smartphones currently on the market,’ said BGR.

‘In fact, it appears to take design cues from several existing smartphones including Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup and even the HTC One, which has a polished, chamfered bezel much like the one seen on Amazon’s phone.’

The handset is believed to have a 4.7-inch display with 720p HD resolution, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, and six individual camera modules to make the 3D effect work… see more

source: dailymail UK