Google’s recently announced Nexus 7 (II) has gotten its fair share of popularity by now and it will be available on shelves beginning Wednesday. As reported before, Amazon is working on revealing more tablets, two at 7-inches and one 8.9-incher, later this fall that may be way better than Google’s new N7.
At the time of the earlier report, we were unsure about specific details of the Amazon tabs and what they’ll be bringing to the table in order to remain competitive in the tablet market. Now, BGR’s trusted sources have revealed the full specifications of the three upcoming Kindle tablets, expected to launch this fall — the majority of which will probably launch in September.
The new 7-inch Kindle Fire replacement was reported to feature a resolution of 1920 x 1200 and a major design change. According to the new report, the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be powered by Snapdragon 800 chipset with four Krait CPUs, said to clock a speed of 2GHz. Also, an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB RAM, front facing camera, WiFi and cellular connectivity. On top of it, the device will be available in 16/32/64GB models running Android 4.2.2 with Amazon customizations.
The high-end 8.9 tablet will boast a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution with the similar SoC (System on a chip) and somewhat identical specifications as the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. The 8.9-inch variant will also feature a 8MP camera while the 7-inch model will not have a rear camera. This might be a turning point in terms of sale for the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD.
The devices are under development and the retail giant is expected to launch them by the end of this year. According to BGR’s sources, Amazon is planning to unveil the Kindle tablets lineup by late-September. That might be the most competitive time for launching a device this year as Apple is also expected to launch a number of devices including the next generation iPhone and potentially also a budget iPhone along with their upgraded iPad lineup (iPad and iPad mini.) Yet there are no details about the pricing of said tablets as of now.
There is no denying the fact that Kindle tablets offer impressive specifications and can definitely give Nexus 7 a decent run for it’s money. Currently, we cannot say anything about the upcoming iPad and iPad mini, as we haven’t heard anything confirmed about its specifications.
I guess all we can do is wait and see what is announced this fall. It is definitely going to be an action-packed quarter and we should see an interesting variety of high-end smartphones and tablets by various manufacturers.