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New 10-inch Amazon Kindle Fire tablet leaks out in new renders
It’s been quite some time since Amazon has released any new hardware, especially when it comes to the Kindle Fire tablet lineup. We’ve been hearing a few rumors as of late regarding a possible refresh to the lineup, which makes us think we may not be too far off from seeing some new devices. A report that surfaced early last week told us that Amazon is planning to release a 6-inch Kindle Fire tablet later this year, which will likely come to market for around $50. The report also mentioned there could be 8-inch and 10-inch variants of the new Fire tablet, and it looks like today we’re getting our first look at the larger version.
According to the leaked image (attached above), we can see that Amazon has decided to change up the hardware quite a bit from previous Fire tablets. The front-facing camera is in more of a traditional placement for holding the tablet in portrait mode, unlike the landscape-friendly placement that was found in older Fire tablets. And save for the front-facing speakers, the front of this Fire tablet looks very similar to the Nexus 9, mostly due to its slimmed down side bezels. The top of the tablet looks to house the power/standby button and volume keys, which is something we don’t normally see in the Android tablet market.
Looking to the software, the application tray is more in line with something you’d find on vanilla Android. With that said, we’re not looking at a stock software experience here, though it is a stark departure from the carousel-focused UI normally found on previous Fire tablets. As of right now, not too many other details have been leaked, but we’ll be sure to let you know when more information surfaces.