The Full Specs For Amazon’s Upcoming Kindle Fire Tablets


When it comes to small tablets, Google and Apple have been getting all the attention lately with the new Nexus 7 and iPad 5 rumors, but Amazon is preparing a new arsenal of tablets to take them out.

Amazon plans to pack Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 800 chipset into its next lineup of Kindles and even the 7-inch model is getting some decent horsepower.

According to BGR, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will be powered by the quad-core Snapdragon 800 chipset, that includes four Krait 400 CPUs and Adreno 330 graphics, with prototypes currently clocked at 2GHz.

The new 7-incher runs Android 4.2.2 with Amazon’s customizations and is carries 2GB of RAM, a front-facing camera, cellular data and up to 64GB of storage. The 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will have pretty much the same specs except a higher res display (2560 x 1600 vs 1920 x 1200) and it’s getting an 8MP rear-facing camera while the 7-inch model will only come with the front camera.

Pricing info is still isn’t clear but Amazon is shooting for a Fall release.