Sequel to Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet found on GFXBench?
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.
via WinFuture.de (translated)