There’s nothing particularly exciting in this leak from BGR, but it’s still nice to get some confirmation on our educated guesses.
Here’s the run down – the folks at BGR claim that Amazon will launch its newest generation of Kindle Fires sometimes in autumn, probably in September, the same time of the year when the 2012 launched.
The base model, the $159 Kindle Fire, will feature an improved display, with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, a jump from the current 1024 x 600 resolution. Similarly, the upcoming Kindle Fire HD will go Full HD, with a resolution of 1920×1200. The Kindle Fire HD 8.9 will obviously get the best panel, of an impressive 2560 x 1600 resolution.
Besides the souped up resolution, we don’t have any details on the rest of the spec sheets, but, knowing Jeff Bezos’ company, we probably won’t be blown away by any technical achievement on the 2013 Kindle Fire line.
In terms of design, the leaksters claim that the new Kindle Fire line will be completely redesigned. Gone are the soft curves and amply rounded corners – a new “chiseled” look, with flat edges and sharper corners, is what we should expect. Amazon supposedly changed the position of the power button to make it easier to reach, and the new devices are said to be “noticeably lighter”.
Finally, Amazon’s goal is to sell the new Kindle Fire line for the same prices as the 2012 generation. That means $159, $199, and $299 for the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 respectively.
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I wonder what processors they would use, now that TI is no longer in the smartphone game.
Mediatek? Or Snapdragon S4 Pro would be another great option that’s now much cheaper than before
not for the full hd and higher
Why couldn’t the full HD have S4 Pro?
It lags too much.. full hd needs snapdragon 600 or higher
Are you serious?! Lags too much? BTW, S4 Pro has same GPU as 600.
Same but overclocked.. ye, it lags, s4 lags, htc one sometimes has lags in games, and xperia lags despite it runs most of the games with low grapgics settings. i’m using htc one, and this phone is awesome but low fps in 3d games.
It does lag but not too much. I know that it is overclocked, that means Amazon can overclock it too.
Sorry, i just want perfect device : ) i really want perfect 7″ Android tablet for games.
In case you are ok with small lags s4 pro will be good soc, i’m agree.
You should wait for the new Nexus 7, rumored to have Snapdragon 600, though I really hope it has 800 or Tegra 4.
Obviously you haven’t heard of Xperia Z tablet for example
again, it runs most of the game with low graphics and still lags.. (ok, low fps if you want)
Are you sure it lags with low graphics?
I can’t deny that, because I never tried Z tablet, but I’ve tried Xperia Z and it doesn’t lag at all for example when playing dead trigger or need for speed or similar gameswith good graphics
You’re right, S4 Pro has same GPU as 600.
Your comment was much funnier when it only said “Mediatek?”
I edited it 10 seconds after posting, how did you see it o.O
Dan you Disqus! :)
It will also come with a forked Android that I wouldn’t touch even with a really long stick