Next-gen Kindle Fire HD 2013 tablet to have 1080p screen and Snapdragon 800?

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source-code-kindle-fire-hd.pngWith Amazon’s main rival in the tablet space (Google with the Nexus 7) haivng shown its hand, it appears that the online-retailer-cum-hardware-manufacturer is almost ready to reveal their own revised tablet line. BGR have got hold of a handful of specs alleged to be for the 7-inch and 8.9-inch 2013 Kindle Fire HD releases.

Citing multiple trusted sources, the 7-inch tablet is said to be sporting a 1920 x 1200 screen (identical to the newly-revealed Nexus 7 2) with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor powering the device. Clocked at 2GHz, that chip is capable of recording and playing back 4K content, making it a notably beefier processor than is currently in the Kindle Fire HD line.

Rounding off the leaked specs is 2GB of RAM, a front-facing camera and storage of options of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Both Wi-Fi and 3G versions will be available, with the test machines currently using Android 4.2.2.

The 8.9-inch shares pretty much all of the above, including the speedy processor, but comes equipped with high-resolution 2560 x 1600 display and an 8MP rear camera.

The overall look of each tablet will differ from predecessors too, with the 7-inch model using a half-inch-thick bezel, and the 8.9-inch model featuring a bezel three quarters of an inch thick.Each will be shedding a few grammes off their weight too.

Finally, the report suggests a brand new entry-level Kindle Fire model will launch, with 8GB of storage.

No official word from Amazon on this, and with no major press event lined up, it could be a while until we find out from the horses mouth what’s to come from the company’s tablet line.

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Gerald Lynch
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