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New entry-level Amazon Kindle Fire to feature similar specs to last year's Fire HD

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New entry-level Amazon Kindle Fire to feature similar specs to last year's Fire HD
We're getting closer to the release of the new set of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets, and the picture of what to expect from each continues to get clearer. BGR has released another report that rounds out the hardware that we should expect for the new Kindle Fire. We saw the rumored specs for the Kindle Fire HD tablets a couple weeks ago, now we're getting the info on the entry-level Kindle Fire.

The Kindle Fire HD set are looking to bring the best hardware available with the Snapdragon 800 chipset, but it seems that the entry-level Kindle Fire is simply looking to use old inventory from last year. According to the new rumor, the entry-level Kindle Fire will basically have the same specs as last year's 7" Kindle Fire HD with a 1280x800 resolution display, a 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 4470 processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics, and 1GB of RAM. 

Of course, if Amazon keeps the current price of $159 for the entry-level Kindle Fire, that might not be such a bad deal. Although, if the 7" Kindle Fire HD with a Snapdragon 800, 1920x1200 resolution display, and 2GB of RAM is just $199, that doesn't leave much reason to bother with the bottom rung. 

source: BGR

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posted on 09 Aug 2013, 11:40

1. aditya.k (Posts: 455; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


199? :o

posted on 09 Aug 2013, 12:29

2. Gaurav008 (Posts: 270; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Another report says that the entry level Kindle might get to see the latest and greatest processor from Mediatek (the recently announced processors specifically for tablets), while the higher end might get the Snapdragon 800. :o

posted on 11 Aug 2013, 06:42

3. Suo.Eno (Posts: 125; Member since: 17 Feb 2013)


Yup saw it a couple of days back. Believable maybe because a MediaTek SoC should cost cheaper than the Snapdragon 800 and a lot more logical since I highly doubt that Amazon would wanna spec 2 diff SoCs for both Kindles.

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