The Kindle Fire HDX was announced last September, so it’s no surprise we’re seeing details of its successor already. What is surprising is the way this information has been revealed. The device, still titled ‘Kindle Fire HDX’, has been spotted in the database of benchmarking site AnTuTu.
The new Fire HDX keeps the same display size of 8.9-inches as the current model and also the same screen resolution of 2560 x 1600. However, what is different is the processor behind it. The current generation has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, running at 2.2GHz but the new one has the Snapdragon 805. It also has the Adreno 420 GPU compared to the 330 on the current gen.
Other specifications include: a 1MP front and 8MP back camera, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.4.4. Apart from the upgraded GPU and CPU, there’s not too much difference between the two devices. This is especially noticeable when you think of the significant difference between the current Kindle Fire HDX and its predecessor, the Kindle Fire HD.
Based on the life-cycle of the Kindle Fire devices, we should expect an announcement for this device sometime next month and a release in November.