New Kindle Fire HD To Feature Snapdragon 800 CPU, 2560×1600 Display [Rumor]


With the current Kindle Fire HD almost a year old now, we’re expecting Amazon to unveil its successor in the coming weeks. And according to leaked benchmark results, it could be a significant improvement, with the latest quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor and a high-resolution 2560×1600 display.

The benchmark, which was obtained by WebTrek, shows a new Amazon tablet powered by a 2.15GHz Qualcomm processor with Adreno 330 graphics and a high-resolution 2560×1600 display. It’s unclear whether this is the 7- or 8.9-inch model, but with that resolution, we’re assuming it’s the latter.

What’s interesting is that the benchmark shows the device is also running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. Amazon’s existing Kindle Fire tablets are still running a heavily modified version of Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, so it’ll be great to see the new model running a newer version of Google’s platform.

That’s if the benchmarks are accurate, of course. We must point out that it’s very easy to fake these things, so we’d advise you to take these specifications with a pinch of salt for now. And even if they are real, it’s possible Amazon has simply been testing prototype devices, so these details may not reflect the final model.