Amazon plans line of smartphones with Google Play

Amazon plans line of smartphones with Google Play

According to information from Asia, the world’s largest retailer Amazon plans to launch a new line of phones for emerging markets in the future.

Jeff Bezos’ company would have plans to introduce a new line of smartphones, called by the name «Ice», which would come bundled with Google’s mobile services and access to applications such as Gmail, Drive, Maps and the Play Store.

The device would currently feature a Snapdragon 435 processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. A 13 megapixel rear camera, as well as a fingerprint sensor on the rear.

Inside, it would run the Android 7.1.1 mobile platform with Google Assistant enabled. Its availability would initially be in India with the launch price for only $ 93.

This is not the first time that Amazon tries to enter the smartphone sector. In 2015, the company launched the Fire Phone without any access to Google Play – poor sales resulted in the product being canceled.