Jul 30 AT 11:45 AM Nick Sarafolean 14 Comments

More Kindle Fire specs leak out, Snapdragon 800 included


BGR has been on top of things when it comes to Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire line-up. Mow, BGR has even more details to spill about the new tablets. With the previous leak, we heard all about the screens and a slightly changed design. But this new leak gives us a look inside the tablets, as well.

As we already knew, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD replacement’s screen will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution. But we now know that the processor will be a quad-core Snapdragon 800 chip clocked at 2GHz. Other rumored specs include 2GB RAM, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and LTE options, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and options for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models. Those are powerful improvements over the model from last year and are sure to attract plenty of buyers if the price is low enough.

The other model is the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 replacement. It will feature a 2560 x 1600 screen resolution and a 2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and LTE options, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the same storage options. The biggest change aside from the screen is the fact that this 8.9-inch model will have an 8MP camera situated on the back. Once again, these are incredible specs that will allow the tablet to be a big seller, especially if the price can come in right around the same as last year’s model.

Like we’ve heard before, there are design changes with this new line-up and there will still be an entry-level Kindle Fire option. That tablet is said to have a 1280 x 800 7-inch display and have storage options of 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. There’s not much else known about it at this point, although it will probably be similar to last year’s 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and come in at an extremely low price.

What are you expecting for the upcoming Kindle Fire line-up?

Source: BGR

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @nsarafolean.

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  • Jschurter

    Is it actually going to be jelly bean, or the standard Kindle UI?

    • AnthonyRyan

      It’s going to be jelly bean with the Kindle UI on top as it always been

  • Arthur

    As long as the UI is less clunky than in previous iterations, it should serve as a great tablet for anyone who subscribes to all things Amazon and doesn’t mind losing the freedom of stock Android like on a Nexus 7 or 10.

  • JPB

    I have no problem with the UI being there, but if I’m going to buy another Kindle, the Google Play store *has* to be there.

    • K

      ^^^^ This, no Google Play = not even in my consideration.

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  • redraider133

    Those are some really nice specs. Wonder what the price will be. Could be another big seller even though most won’t know it runs android.

  • AvatarZ

    Wow – nice specs indeed. it almost makes me regret buying a Nexus 7 for my kid

  • Kamran

    Wow it has got good specs…Asus is making a 6mm thin tab with stunning specs. http://www.mobilosworld.com

  • Haggie

    My wife has the original Kindle Fire and wanted to upgrade. I gave her my old Nexus 7 instead. She likes the standard Android UI better than Kindle Fire and there is nothing she can’t do on the Nexus that she could do on the Kindle Fire.

  • Craig

    Kindle Fire’s don’t get firmware updates and they don’t have access to the Play Store… On top of the fact that even if I did root it and/or install a custom firmware I like to access premium content (Starz Play/HBO/FiOS Mobile) which checks for root and custom roms, so I don’t care how fast they are… Kindle’s just don’t work for me…

  • donger

    Good specs so far.

  • rhY

    Yes, but will they cyanogenmod? :D

  • rhY

    Not sure why people are so worked up about google play. I get most of what I need from fdroid anyway.