New Kindle Fire HD could feature 2560 x 1600 hi-res screen, suggests new benchmarks

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Amazon-Kindle-Fire-HD-8.9-review-01.JPGAmazon’s Kindle Fire HD is due its annual scrub up, and new benchmark listings spotted by Android Community suggest it’s going to be a considerable upgrade.

Most notable of all new additions hinted at by the benchmark tests is a new 2560 x 1600 high resolution display. Putting the Android-based tab on a par with Samsung’s Nexus 10 in terms of resolution, the high pixel density suggests that the benchmarked device is one of Amazon’s larger 8.9 inch tablets rather than their 7-inch staples.

Elsewhere the benchmarks also reveal the use of the Adreno 330 GPU. Seeing as that graphics chip is only supported by the zippy Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, it’s a safe bet that the new Kindle Fire HD line will be equipped with some of the fastest internals available.

With Amazon recently cutting the price of its existing Kindle Fire line-up, it seems the company is gearing up for an influx of new stock. Don’t be surprised if new Kindle tablets land to coincide with next month’s IFA conference, or shortly afterwards.

Gerald Lynch
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