News by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 29, 2014.
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When Amazon launched the Kindle Fire HDX last year it came as quite a surprise because it was a hugely affordable but high spec'd tablet. With a stunning screen and blazing performance, the HDX had a solid claim to being the best small tablet, even in a market that included the iPad Mini Retina, Nexus 7, et al.A year later it is time for Amazon to update its flagship tablet range with the new Kindle Fire HDX (2?) and once again the company is not scrimping on specs it seems. According to an AnTuTu benchmark the new HDX will pack some of the best hardware currently available, at least from a processing perspective. Amazon will deck the slate with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, the current top line mobile chip on the market. This chipset will replace the Snapdragon 800 in last year's Kindle Fire HDX and will give the range the processing power of some of the best smartphones coming this year. In terms of other specs it looks as though Amazon is sticking to the formula from last year's HDX. That means there will be a 2560 x 1600 display, 2 GB of RAM, 8 MP rear camera, and 1 MP front-facing camera. It appears as though Android 4.4 will be running on board, but of course it will be Amazon's own highly customized take on Google's mobile OS. We expect the retailer will continue to sell the Kindle Fire HDX at a loss in a renewed effort to get more consumers into the general ecosystem. The slate should be landing in the fall. source: AnTuTu
Luke Jones is the Managing Editor at MobileBurn.com and is the person you need to speak to about the content on the site. Luke studied creative writing at Glamorgan University before carving out a reputation as a freelance tech writer. He settled here at MobileBurn, where he reviews devices and contributes to the news.