For the past several weeks Amazon has enjoyed its time under the spotlight, all thanks to the new and intriguing Fire Phone. Nevertheless, while the smartphone in question is a worthy topic of discussion, Amazon’s influence on the hardware-side of things has increased mostly with the help of its Kindle tablets.
Now, based on recent developments, it appears that Amazon might be working on an updated version of the Kindle Fire HDX, which seems to pack a beefier SoC. Interested in learning the details? If so, as usual, you’ll find the rest of the story right after the break.
Snapdragon 805 Powered Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Pops-Up
As most of you might’ve already noticed, there’s a new “trend” in the mobile world, where smartphone manufacturers seem to rely more and more on updated versions of previously released flagship devices. Such is the case with the LG G3 Cat.6, the Samsung Galaxy S5 LTE-A, as well as the rumored Sony Xperia Z3, which shapes up to be a refreshed Xperia Z2.
Interestingly enough, today we came across new information suggesting that Amazon might apply a similar strategy with its Kindle Fire HDX tablet series, as the 8.9-inch model has been spotted in AnTuTu’s database, boasting a powerful Snapdragon 805 SoC on-board.
As a quick reminder, the current HDX tablets sport a Snapdragon 800 SoC, featuring 4 Krait 400 cores clocked at 2.2 GHz (each) and an Adreno 330 GPU. In contrast, the Snapdragon 805 features a quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz per core and a more powerful Adreno 420 GPU.
Aside from a more powerful chipset, this new model seems to share the same characteristics with the 8.9-inch SD 800-powered HDX, meaning it still packs an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 2560, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 MP main camera complemented by a 1 MP front-facing sensor. Lastly, the refreshed model appears to run on Android 4.4.4, but chances are that this is a forked version of Android, boasting the same (or similar) UI as the ongoing model.
At this point there’s no telling when the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX with SD 805 will be released, but chances are that this isn’t the last time we’ll hear about this slate, so stay tuned and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more. In the meantime, let us know if you’d be interested in this refreshed model.