It's been a while since the Kindle Fire HD came out and it seems that we are finally getting a new Amazon tablet. So far, the new tablet is labeled as the Kindle Fire HD 2, but this needn't be the official name of the device. In the past we had some interesting 'leaked' photos, but this is certainly one of the most authentic leaks I've seen. It seems unlikely that Amazon has made such a mistake in its security so it may be possible that this is a publicity trick to draw more attention and hype.Here's one of these Kindle Fire HD 2 leaked photos which shows a 7 inch tablet featuring a very stylish, elegant design.
This is probably the only BGR photo that looks like it wasn't edited, but other photographs we will show you in this post were edited to hide something. What is hidden by the black rectangles was not disclosed anywhere, but we can't imagine its anything we haven't seen before. After all, the Kindle Fire HD is best known for its ecosystem, great software and pretty powerful specs that don't quite fit the low price tag. The new HD 2 model will certainly be a major improvement compared to the previous one. Here's another photo:
|Back view of the Kindle Fire HD2|
So, what will the specs be like? We have nothing official to report, but it seem that the new Kindle Fire HD will be catching up to the Nexus 7. The expected resolution of the display is 1,920 by 1,200 which is a significant jump over the current device (1200 x 800). The source also claims that we can expect the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor running at 2 GHz to run under the hood. This is a very powerful CPU and its hard to believe that it will come for $199. Aside from this the source says we can expect 2GB of RAM, WiFi, and a 16/32/64 GB internal storage plan. The version of Android that Amazon will fork and customize is Android 4.2.2 which is certainly great news.
So to recap the rumor suggests the following changes:
- Resolution will be 1920x1200, a change from 1200x800
- Quad-core 2 GHz processor, up from dual-core 1.2 GHz
- New 64GB internal memory model
- 2GB of RAM, up from 1 GB
- Customized Android 4.2.2, an improvement from the 4.0 OS