New details about upcoming Amazon Kindle Fire tablet refresh

AmazonWe heard earlier this month of Amazon’s plans to refresh its Kindle Fire tablet lineup in time for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Three new tablets are planned to replace the current models. Further information obtained by BGR suggests that Amazon is ready to take the fight to its competitors: “If you think the new Nexus 7 is impressive, just wait until you see what Amazon is preparing to debut this fall.”

The new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) with an Adreno 330 GPU. Prototypes are clocked at about 2GHz. Amazon will once again use a heavily customized version of Google Android, this time likely based on Android 4.2.2. It will also sport 2GB of RAM, 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, optional cellular connectivity, Wi-Fi and a front-facing camera. As reported earlier, it will come with a WUXGA (1920×1200) display and an updated and lighter design with thinner bezels.

The new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will feature similar specifications except that it will sport an 8MP rear camera whereas the smaller model will not have one at all. It will have a higher-resolution WQXGA (2560×1600) display.

Less is known about the entry-level Kindle Fire tablet but it will also come with three storage options: 8GB, 16GB or 32GB.

Amazon is hoping to have all three Kindle Fire tablets out this fall, perhaps as early as September.

Source : BGR