Snapdragon 800 seemingly confirmed for next Amazon Kindle Fire HD
An unknown Amazon device running Android 4.2.2 has appeared on GFX Bench, with a code name "apollo" attached to it, touting its high-end hardware specifications. The screen has a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels, indicating that we're indeed dealing with a tablet, while the presence of an Adreno 330 GPU and the 2.15GHz maximum CPU clock speed suggest that a Snapdragon 800 chip provides the device with processing power.
Our guess is that the tablet that got benchmarked was the upcoming successor to the 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD. Rumor has it that this very same Amazon Kindle Fire model will have an 8MP main camera, a front-facing snapper, 2GB of RAM, optional cellular connectivity, and 16, 32, or 64GB of storage.
The next generation of Amazon Kindle Fire tablets is probably going to be announced later this fall. Pricing for the new models is not known at this time, but they are likely to be as affordable as the models that are currently available.