In recent weeks, the next-generation Kindle Fire HD tablet has gotten some spotlight by way of leaked specs, images and speculations regarding components under the hood. To name a few, we’ve seen benchmarks surface and heard word of a zippy Snapdragon 800 to be included in Amazon’s upcoming flagship slate.
On Wednesday, another set of (alleged) Fire HD images hit the web, in which shows the device sporting a new exterior design. Compared to previous iterations, what’s seen here is more of a boxy, angled back casing. Three of the four back edges appear to jut outwards, providing some additional depth to the Kindle Fire HD — probably improving the grip of the device.
An embossed Amazon logo appears in the center, landscape-wise and the power button is located on the back right edge, volume buttons on the left. Speaker grills are found on the backside of the device’s longer edge, or otherwise the top side when used in landscape mode.
In the photo of the front of the device, you’ll see it’s front-facing camera and a rather big outer bezel, providing a slightly raised outer edge around the front perimeter.
Expected specs for the upcoming 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet are: a 1920 x 1200 resolution HD display, a MediaTek MT8135 or Snapdragon 800 processor, Android 4.2.2 Jellybean and availability in 16 GB or 32 GB storage options.
As of now, Amazon has provided no information about pricing or availability. But as always, you know the drill — stay with us and we’ll get you the full scoop.