Sequel to Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet found on GFXBench?

Sequel to Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet found on GFXBench?
The Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 could soon be unveiled by Amazon

The Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 could soon be unveiled by Amazon

It appears that Amazon is working on a follow up to the Amazon Fire HD 8 slate. The latter was unveiled last September featuring an 8-inch LCD display with a resolution of 800 x 1280. A MediaTek MT8135 SoC drives the tablet carrying a quad-core 1.5GHz CPU and the PowerVR G6200 GPU. 1GB of RAM is inside along with 16GB of native storage (11.6GB available to active users). Those seeking additional memory can access the 128GB capacity microSD slot. A rear-facing 5MP camera takes 1080p videos, and there is a front-facing snapper designed for selfies and video chats. A forked version of Android 5.0, Fire OS 5, is pre-installed.

The sequel to the Fire HD 8 was discovered on GFXBench, sporting the same 8-inch 800 x 1280 resolution screen. The 64 bit MediaTek MT8163 chipset is under the hood carrying a 1.3GHz CPU, and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. The amount of RAM is hiked by 50% to 1.5GB. But the amount of internal storage has been reduced to 8GB (4.5GB is left for users). Strangely enough, the 5MP rear camera has also been downgraded from 5MP to 2MP. Fire OS 5.1, a forked version of Android, is pre-installed.

Depending on the price, the Amazon Fire HD 8 2016 could be a great choice for those seeking a cheap Android slate. With the Amazon Appstore replacing Google Play, you might not have access to every popular Android app, but you should have enough of them to keep the tykes satisfied.

So far, Amazon has not made this official. Still, we wouldn't be surprised to see this tablet introduced by Amazon in the near future.

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1. WPX00

Posts: 509; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Amazon tablets are getting worse. At the very least it should have a Snapdragon 410 or 615 if they want to be competitive: its now much more similar to Samsung's low end tabs.

2. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Atleast Amazon tablets are cheaper

3. squishypanda8

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

I have a Fire HD 7 and I think the Mediatek processor is fine. What it needs is more RAM so if these specs are true, then it looks good to me. (Also I think Amazon needs to clean up their software, sometimes the icons take a second to load when you hit the homebutton etc... but its not too bad)

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