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