Sep 11 AT 3:03 PM Dima Aryeh 14 Comments

Leaked photos of the next gen Kindle Fire HD 7 show off angular back


The Kindle Fire tablets have been quite popular in the Android world, at one point dominating tablet sales. Their value was incredible, considering that Amazon sold them at loss. However, it has been a while since their release, and you could say that the hardware is getting a bit dated. Luckily, the details on the upcoming Kindle Fire HD tablets have been leaked, along with some photos!

The new Kindle Fire HD series will have a much more angular design around the back, while keeping the characteristic unmarked front. The sharp angles will house speakers at the top back of the tablet, while the sides of the back will have buttons on them. One side will be power and one will be volume. Buttons on the back reminds me of the Moto Xoom days.

In terms of specs, we should see the 7-inch Fire HD blow the Nexus 7 out of the water. The device will have a 1920 x 1200 display, but the processor will be the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 clocked at over 2GHz. That’s an incredibly fast processor for what should be a fairly budget tablet. It’ll also have 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of memory, a front facing camera and Android 4.2.2 defaced by Amazon’s UI.

This model is said to launch in the coming weeks, so we’re excited to see Amazon announce it. Its 8.9-inch brother (with a 2560 x 1600 display) should launch around November. Prices are unknown, but we hope that the price of the Fire HD 2 7″ will be competitive with the Nexus 7 (which goes for $230). Would you consider a Kindle Fire tablet, or would the Amazon UI bother you? Leave a comment!

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Source: BGR

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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  • alexanderharri3

    While Amazon’s tablets typically bring it in terms of price and specs well against the Nexus 7…I still can’t even consider them personally because the Amazon app ecosystem is such an abandoned stepchild of outdated apps.

  • ian douglas

    No access to the Google Play store, so that’s a huge dealbreaker right that. That said, my wife has the original Fire tablet and barely uses it because she has to try to find the same apps from her phone. Their UI is also awful, in my opinion.

    I’m not sure this will “blow the Nexus 7 out of the water” until we get more idea about the software stack, ’cause just upgrading the CPU will give you pretty negligible performance boosts within a 500MHz range unless your software is making strong use of it. And if they’re bloating the tablet with their software and UI, that’s going to each up cycles already.

    The 8.9 in model in November will have the same screen as the Nexus 10 but an inch-and-a-bit smaller, besting the Nexus 10 from 300dpi to 340dpi, which I’d wager 95% of users would never discern a difference.


    No, i wont.

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  • Bob griffiths

    I own an original kindle fire as well as a iPad 3
    I actually use the kindle more BUT I sure would LOVE access to the google play store
    Right now the iPad mini looks good because its small enough to actually fit in my pocket
    Dump the caracell add google play and I would smile

  • Des

    Still no SD support for more storage? I’ll pass.

  • scubabum

    Keep the prices down and Amazon will have another best sellers similar to its Fire HD series

  • SGB101

    Never even seen a fire in the flesh, can u sideboard? If so just rip the apk off your phone. If the spec v price is right, it could be a sweet deal.

  • Deepak

    Kindl Fire Hd 7 is awesome and its features make It special from others. Prices must be down. Nice post

  • spiderorbit

    Kindle Fire Hd 7 is really very impressive and Advanced features make It special from others. Prices must be cut. Thanks for sharing

  • mhmz

    Does it have removable storage?
    More importantly does the 8.9″?
    Rooting to get a custom ROM makes Amazons stock junk interface a non-issue.
    The only important questions are price and if it can have a samsung 64gb stuck in.

  • alisiajluckett

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  • MrW

    I have the original Kindle Fire Hd, which although as a device I enjoy it, I wouldn’t buy another nor any new version.

    My main complaint is the restricted access to purely Amazon Store, which has only a limited number of apps and varies in costs.

    I have HAD to Jailbreak a brand new device to get the apps I need. This is not acceptable and the only concern and reason why I would never consider another.

  • Frog Prince

    I own a Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. While I use my HD daily, I am dissatisfied with its sluggishness and Silk crashes. I also miss not having access to Google Store. I do love the ease of ordering from Amazon and Amazon Prime. When I upgrade it may be to the Nexus 7.