New Version Of The Kindle Fire HD 8 Is Apparently In The Works At Amazon

By 08:58 Sun, 01 Aug 2021 Comments


Amazon might be looking to add a recent 8-inch tablet to its Kindle Fire-branded lineup soon. The recent slate will intriguingly be mostly lower-discontinue than the currently available Kindle Fire HD 8, so perhaps it's actually going to be a more affordable version of that.

Some of the recent tablet's specs have been leaked becautilize someone put a prototype through the paces of GFXBench. The device is identified as Amazon KFGIWI, as you can see. The only thing that's higher-discontinue here than in the Kindle Fire HD 8 is the Random-Access Memory (RAM) amount, now 1.5GB compared to 1GB.


The recent device has an 8-inch 1,280x800 touchclassy screen just like the Fire HD 8, but its processor is clocked at 1.3 GHz, 200 Mega Hertz (MHz) below. The chipset powering things this time around is MediaTek's MT8163, which sports the Mali-T720 GPU and a quad-core Cortex-A53 CPU.

The recent tablet has 8GB of storage, a 2 MegaPixel (MP) rear capturing camera (compared to the 5 MegaPixel (MP) unit on the Fire HD 8), and a Video Graphics Array (VGA) selfie snapper (that's 720p on the Fire HD 8).

It runs Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, undoubtedly underneath Amazon's very own Fire Operating System (OS) fork. There's no telling when the recent 8-inch device will launch, but with those specs it could be cheaper than the $149.99 Kindle Fire HD 8, even if just slightly.

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