Details of upcoming Kindle Fire HD tablets leak

We have been expecting to see some action from Amazon in the run-up to Christmas, but so far, it has been all quiet on the tablet (and smartphone) front. That's until a set of specifications leaked for the next-generation Kindle Fire tablets.

BGR claims to have the lowdown on the new tablets, with Amazon looking to impress on the hardware front, especially if the price points stay 'budget'. As Amazon makes its money from add-on sales, that is almost certainly going to be the case. Google might want to start looking over its shoulder.

Amazon is looking at three new models in the 'coming months'. That's about as close as we have to any kind of launch date. Those models being the a replacement for the entry-level Kindle Fire tablet, plus replacements for both Kindle Fire HD models.

The new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet is said to feature a high-resolution 1,920 x 1,200-pixel display and a 'new design', along with a 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB RAM, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and data connectivity. It will ship with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, with test units currently running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean with Amazon’s heavy customisations.

The larger 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD model is said to have similar specs, alongside a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel high-definition display. So the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, the same front-facing camera, optional data support and 2GB RAM. The 8.9-inch model will also feature an 8-megapixel rear camera though, while the 7-inch model will not have a rear camera.

As for that new design, reports point to it being 'more comfortable and lighter' than the models they will replace. The bezel around the screen on the 7-inch model measures about half an inch all around and the 8.9-inch model’s bezel is about three-quarters of an inch wide.

All could launch as soon as late September, but that's guesswork. Before Christmas gets into full swing is a certainty though, with current price points likely to be maintained, more or less.

Source: BGR

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