Amazon Kindle Fire HD Refreshment Leaks Again in Photos And Specs


amazon kindleThe next-generation Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet has leaked for the second time, again backing up the info we got a month ago. But now, though, the leak carried a few photos along with the raw specs, which give us an idea of the updated design of the new Kindle Fire HD lineup.

Commenting the design, the updated Kindle Fire HD variants should come thinner and lighter than their currently-sold counterparts. The 7-inch version poses in the pictures we got from our source BGR, and they imply on a redesigned back panel, which should make the tablet easier to hold. To complement this, even the hardware power and volume keys are replaced for better ergonomics. The 8.9-inch variant will look probably identical to its smaller brother.

Specs-wise, both models house the quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2GHz, along with 2GB RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jellybean. There will be several storage variants ranging form 16GB to 64GB. The 7-inch Kindle Fire HD is lacking a rear-facing camera, whereas that could not be said for the 8.9 model, as it has an 8MP shooter mounted on the back. The displays of the devices also differ; the smaller tablet has a 7-inch FullHD 1920x1200p display, while the bigger one is equipped with an 8.9-inch screen of 2560x1600p resolution.

Amazon should start shipping the Kindle Fire HD 7 in a matter of weeks, while the 8.9-inch Kindle HD will wait a month or two. The prices are yet undisclosed.