Kindle Fire HDX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 rumoured

Kindle Fire HDX with Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 rumouredIt’s been almost a year since Amazon refreshed its Kindle Fire tablet range, so it comes as little surprise to hear that we should expect another refresh (a re-refresh?) any time now.

The first rumoured device is an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, with a faster processor and upgraded GPU compared to last year’s model.

That’s the story over on AnTuTu, and while the wordage has been scribbled in a foreign tongue, the specs in the accompanying table are clear enough for even us ignorant monolingual westerners to comprehend.

Most of the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX specs make for familiar reading, including an 8.9in display with 2560 x 1600 resolution, 8MP rear camera and cursory front shooter, and 2GB of RAM.

The most notable change is the presence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor, a decent step up from last year’s Snapdragon 800, while the GPU leaps from Adreno 330 to Adreno 420.

Android KitKat 4.4.4 is listed as the operating system, though it’ll almost certainly be forked beyond recognition with Amazon’s various bells and whistles.

If recent years are anything to go by, expect the second-gen Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 to be one of several new Amazon devices, with the launch going down in September – or thereabouts. Over to you, Jeff Bezos…

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