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Amazon’s ‘Fire’ smartphone has chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP

25
Jul
2014

By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Incs new Fire smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailers reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. The phone, powered by a Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, also touts a Firefly feature that allows users to point the phone at an object and be directed to Amazons online store to buy it. Dismantling a just-delivered Fire handset, tear-down and device-repair specialist iFixit discovered radio frequency, power amplifier, audio and WiFi chips that were also from Qualcomm.

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