Next-Gen Kindle Fire HD – High-End Device on a Low Price


Some information about Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire HD tablet, which price was recently reduced with $40 to $159 online, recently was leaked on the web. According to BGR, the company is “taking things to a completely new level” and competition “should be worried.”

Sources of BGR share that Amazon is not working on just one tablet PC, but on three. Among them are an updated version of Kindle Fire HD 7 and a bigger Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. Insiders also reveal some of the specifications of the Kindle devices, which show that Amazon will offer consumers something really impressive.

The next generation of 7-inched Kindle Fire HD will run on a 2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. That is better than that of the upgraded Nexus 7. Its resolution will, of course, be HD and it will be equal to 1920×1200. The device will come with 2GB of RAM and different options for internal memory capacity – 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The next Kindle Fire HD 7” will run on Android 4.2.2 JellyBean. However, the Android mobile operating system will be modified by Amazon, so we can expect some changes here and there. But the most interesting thing about Amazon’s upcoming 7-inched tablet is that it will have a brand new design, according to sources. Unfortunately, there are still no leaked photos of the device to illustrate that.

The 8.9” edition of Kindle Fire HD will have the same robust processor as the new 7-inched model. The memory capacity, both internal and RAM, will also follow the parameters of Amazon’s smaller tablet PC. But do not assume that 8.9” Fire HD will be the same as the 7” edition. Unlike the small-sized tablet, 8.9” will have two cameras – rear and front. The rear one will offer an 8MP quality. In addition, its HD display will come with the amazing resolution of 2560×1600.

Amazon did not wish to make comment on the news. However, according to BGR’s sources, the company will introduce its next-generation Kindle tablets over the next few months, presumably ahead of the holiday shopping season. It is expected that this will happen in the fall and, more specifically, in September.

As far as prices go, the new Kindle devices will probably be very affordable. Given the tablet’s high-end hardware and price expectations, it appears that Amazon wants to now rival the likes of Apple’s iPad and Microsoft‘s Surface, but not just low-cost Android tablet PCs.