New Kindle Fire HD Spotted On GFX Bench, Comes with Snapdragon 800 SoC

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Rumors have been circulating around the internet about upgraded Kindle Fire tablets, expected to launch by the end of this year. In the past, we’ve seen a number of reports that mention how Amazon is working on upgrading three Kindle Fire tabs: two Kindle Fire 7-inch models and one 8.9-inch.

Recently, an entry was spotted on GFX Bench by Italian tech site WebTrek, of an Amazon tablet codenamed “Apollo” with build number KFAPWA, suggesting that all the rumors we’ve been hearing could be correct after all.


According to the benchmarks, the device is running Android 4.2.2 and boasts a resolution of 2560 x 1600. Interestingly, the benchmarks also show that it’s equipped with Adreno 330 GPU, which is found inside Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800 chipset.

So, we can say that the device will feature Snapdragon 800 SoC, disregarding the previous rumors that it will ship with a MediaTek chip inside. The benchmark also shows us the Max clock speed which is 2150 GHz, in line with the earlier rumors.


If you remember correctly, similar specifications were leaked a few weeks back and we can assume that these benchmarks are for the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. Other rumored specifications include 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage, front facing camera, WiFi, Cellular connectivity and 8MP front camera. In terms of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, the device is expected to feature a lower resolution of 1900 x 1200 pixels and no rear camera. The rest of the specifications remain the same, as based on the rumors.

Let me say it again; take this rumor with the pinch of salt. Amazon has not made the tablets official but we’re hoping that they will soon — and considering the fact that we are expecting Apple to unveils its iPad range next month and with Google’s new Nexus 7 released a month back.


<Source GFX Bench via WebTrek>

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