As widely expected, colossal online retailer Amazon has refreshed its super-successful tablet lineup, announcing no less than three spanking new Kindle Fire devices.
We’re looking at an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX in two familiar sizes, and a refresh of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.
Diving straight in, shared Amazon Kindle Fire HDX specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, Adreno 330 graphics (a 4x performance leap over the old models), and optional 4G.
Further Amazon Kindle Fire HDX specs include dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio, an 8MP rear camera on the big guy, and the new Amazon Mayday button, offering free live support 24/7 365 days a year.
Team Bezos opts to stick with the previous size setup, so the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablet comes with either a 7in or 8.9in display.
More specifically, the smaller guy has a resolution of 1920 x 1200 (323PPI), while the larger chap weighs in at 2560 x 1600 (339PPI).
Speaking of weigh-ins, the 8.9in Amazon Kindle Fire HDX in particular is a significant 34% lighter than last year’s equivalent. That’s thanks to integrating the capacitive touch layer directly onto the glass; it’s now a single layer.
Finally, in terms of Amazon Kindle Fire HDX internal storage, there's a choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB.
Moving on to the plain old Amazon Kindle Fire HD (8GB or 16GB), it rocks a 7in display (1280 x 800, 216PPI), dual-core processor and stereo speakers, with the headline feature being wallet-friendliness - starting at just $139 (£86).
Incidentally, neither of the tablets has been confirmed for a UK release just yet, but here’s when our transatlantic cousins can expect to see them, along with base pricing:
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in 16GB: October 18, $229 (£143)
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 7in 16GB with 4G: November 14, $329 (£205)
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in 16GB: November 7, $379 (£236)
- Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9in 16GB: December 10, $479 (£299)
- Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8GB: October 2, $139 (£86)