We have been hearing a lot about Amazon working on the release of new Amazon Kindle Fire models. However, there has been no official announcement on it. Still, the rumors about the arrival of new Kindle Fire models are getting hotter and hotter.
Amazon has now announced price reduction on all the existing models which indicates that soon they will be replaced by new models. The existing entry-level Kindle Fire will be available at a low price of 159USD which means Amazon has reduced the price of the device by 40USD.
Amazon needs to slot their new set of tablets well because the Google Nexus 7 has already arrived and is currently leading the 7inch tablets category. The next edition of Apple iPad mini is also going to arrive by the end of this year or at the beginning months of 2014. So, it would be good for Amazon to launch its tablet very soon before the Apple iPad Mini 2 arrives.
In the previous months, there were lots of rumors going around about the forthcoming Amazon Kindle Fire tablets. According to the rumor mill, Amazon is believed to be working on high resolution tablets. Also, the details about the new tablets revealed that these devices will be powered with quad-core 800 CPU from Qualcomm. Only by considering high resolution display and quad-core CPU, tech analysts were considering that these new line of tablets from Amazon is going to give serious competition to the Google Nexus 7.
Yesterday the tech world came to know much more about the new line of tablets from Amazon. The entry level Kindle Fire tablet which stole the limelight last year is going to come to with impressive specs. The Kindle Fire will be powered with 1.5GHz dual-core OMAP4 4470CPU. It will also come with PowerVR SGX544 GPU.
By going by the specs of the new entry-level Kindle Fire, it is going to run on the same chipset that powers the old Kindle Fire HD tablets of previous year. This seems to be a good upgrade from the old 1.2GHz OMAP4 4430CPU which powers the existing entry-level Kindle Fire. Also, the benchmark tests conducted on the new model shows its performance is twice better than last year’s model.
The Kindle Fire which is going to be released will be the last tablet from Amazon to come with T1 CPUs. New reports reveal that in the forthcoming year, the entry-level slate from Amazon will run on quad-core MediaTek 8135 CPU.
The third gen Kindle Fire which is expected to arrive soon will be sporting 1GB RAM. The Kindle Fire HD models will get a boost of 2GB RAM. All the three models are going to be powered with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. The Kindle Fire model will feature HD quality display resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. Also, the entry-level model will put on the design of the previous year’s Kindle Fire HD tablets. It is also rumored that Amazon will be releasing two storage variants of 16GB and 32GB.