Kindle Fire HD (2013) spotted in GFX Bench: 2560 x 1600 resolution, Snapdragon 800 CPU and Android 4.2.2

August 16, 2013
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Kindle Fire HD

A GFX Bench entry for an Amazon tablet has been discovered, suggesting that the earlier rumors regarding the 2013 Kindle Fire HD models may have been correct.

According to the entry spotted by Italian site Webtrek, we’re looking at an unnamed Amazon tablet – codenamed Apollo / KFAPWA – that has a display with 2570 x 1600 resolution runs an OS based on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC with Adreno 330 GPU.

The screen size of the tablet is not detailed – it could very well be 8.9-inch. Furthermore, you’ll notice in the screenshots below that the GPU is clearly mentioned as Adreno 330, which is the GPU found inside the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC.

A recent report suggested that the new Kindle Fire HD will use the Snapdragon 800 SoC and pack 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB of storage and Amazon-customized Android 4.2.2 under the hood. The same report said the 7-inch model will have a 1920 x 1200 resolution display and no rear camera, while the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD would have a higher resolution (2560 x 1600) and an 8-megapixel main camera.

Now, we’ll just have to wait for Amazon to make the 2013 Kindle Fire models official in order to have the specs above confirmed, but it certainly looks like Amazon is willing to significantly upgrade its tablet family this year.

Thanks, K!

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