The successor to the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has been spotted

Here we are with yet another rumor, which would concern the successor to the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet. Apparently, this particular device has already been put through the paces in an AnTuTu benchmark, where it does come with two obvious differences – a processor as well as a different version of Android that runs it. That, of course, is taking into assumption that this will be a new upgrade to Amazon’s range of tablets, and if it is true, then the next generation Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tablet will run on the latest and most powerful Snapdragon 805 processor from Qualcomm, where it will also be accompanied by a spanking new Adreno 420 GPU.

Amazon may have just launched its first smartphone ever, but it might already be busy with a refresh to its existing tablet line. Coming by way of benchmark site AnTuTu is a reference to a certain Kindle Fire HDX, with an 8.9-inch screen and bearing, quite surprisingly, a fast and new Qualcomm Snapdragon 805. The current Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, the slower one that runs at 2.2 GHz. In contrast, the Snapdragon 805 would have its four cores running at 2.5 GHz. Some remarked that the performance differences between the Snapdragon 801 and the 805 are not exactly significant and some manufacturers have indeed opted to go with the 801. There is, however, one aspect where the Snapdragon 805 shines, an aspect that Amazon might be particularly interested in: multimedia. Amazon has a new found fascination of graphics, videos, and imaging, as evidenced by features on the Fire Phone. A chip such as the Snapdragon 805, designed for things like 4K resolutions and Ultra HD video, seems like the perfect workhorse for whatever ambitions Amazon might have. That said, the rest of the specs of this beefed up Kindle Fire seen on AnTuTu are the same as the regular tablet in existence, meaning 2560×1600 pixel resolution, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8 megapixel camera.

By Chastity Mansfield

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