Amazon is on the cusp of revealing a new version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet, and thanks to tech site BGR, we’ve been given an early look at the device. The Kindle Fire HD is one of the most successful Android tablets on the market, thanks to its strong spec list and super competitive price tag, so what has Amazon got in store for the sequel?
In the leaked pictures, we can see the tablet has been completely redesigned, with curves replaced by sharper edges and flatter panels, and the buttons have been shifted from their original positions to the sides on the back of the shell. The speakers have also been moved to the top of the body.
The screen will remain at 7-inches, but the resolution may be increased to 1920×1200, to keep it in line with the Nexus 7, while the processor could be replaced by a Snapdragon 800. Other possible specs include 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, and a choice of 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB of storage space. Android 4.2.2 will be its operating system, but you won’t recognize it thanks to Amazon’s extensive user interface.
Amazon is expected to update the larger Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet too, this time with a 2560×1600 pixel resolution on its larger screen. An 8-megapixel camera may join the Snapdragon 800 processor seen in the 7-inch model.
According to the BGR report, Amazon will be holding an event later on this month to introduce the two new Kindle Fire tablets, just in time for Christmas shoppers to pick them up. Amazon may face some extra competition in the UK this year though, as Tesco is rumoured to be preparing its own slate for release around the same time.