Snapdragon 800 seemingly confirmed for next Amazon Kindle Fire HD

Snapdragon 800 seemingly confirmed for next Amazon Kindle Fire HD
Not long ago, a rumor was thrown on the table suggesting that the next-gen Kindle Fire HD by Amazon could brag with top-notch hardware specs and upgraded high-resolution displays. Well, this rumor might very well be on the right track, judging by another piece of evidence that just surfaced. 

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.

The next Kindle Fire HD by Amazon at GFX Bench
The next Kindle Fire HD by Amazon at GFX Bench

The next Kindle Fire HD by Amazon at GFX Bench


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7 Comments

1. quyenqchau0813 unregistered

So................ Nexus 7 2013 is screwed? I wonder about the price though ?_?

4. haroonazeem638

Posts: 141; Member since: Mar 29, 2011

I don't think the Nexus 7 is screwed. Not if Amazon's tablet price is more than $300....which would be really cheap with those specs. I suspect it will be around $399+

6. imkyle

Posts: 1111; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Just think. October we will have Key lime Pie on our Nexus 7's

7. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Nah... nex7 2013 are a safe win already due to its guaranteed AOSP longevity + bootloader alone. Not even a more badass SoC like a Snapdragon 800 on a POS of a locked bootloader Kindle Fire HD can touch it even if it's gonna be cheaper.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4767; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Nexus 7 II or nothing at all.

3. moronman66

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 09, 2012

The hardware is good, but will they mutilate the software? Let's hope not...

5. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I agree, The skin they place on top of android is just too much. If they want to compete in the high end tablet division, they have to do something about that skin

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