Information continues to emerge about Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablet refresh. Specifications for the higher-end models have already been leaked and BGR now has the details on the entry-level Kindle Fire.
Much like its more powerful siblings, the entry-level Kindle Fire will receive a processor upgrade. It will use a 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 4470 processor with PowerVR SGX544 GPU, the very processor used in the current versions of the Kindle Fire HD. It will also sport 1GB of RAM and a 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) display. It will use the same heavily customized version of Google Android 4.2.2 as the new higher end models.
Much like the other models, the entry-level Kindle Fire tablet will also benefit from a design refresh. As reported earlier, all three will feature a more angular or “chiseled” design with the power and volume buttons moving to the sloping edge of the back.
The report suggests that Amazon will offer the entry-level model at the same price as the current model: US$159 for the 8GB model. Two additional versions, with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, will also be offered.
Amazon could unveil its new Kindle Fire tablet lineup as early as late September.
Source : BGR