Amazon Kindle Fire HDX successor has drool-worthy specs

It’ll be almost a year now since the Kindle Fire HDX series went official and a successor should be due in the next couple of months. Well, we’ve got the first bit of information on the upcoming Amazon tablet and it looks to be a monster of the device.

Clearly, Amazon is sticking to tradition as the upcoming Kindle Fire HDX will come with the latest hardware on the market. What’s more, it’ll be faster than most flagships currently available and even go up against the Samsung Galaxy Tab S series with a high resolution display.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX

AnTuTu benchmark has published a list of hardware components allegedly from the device in question. Based on the information, it’s quite clear that the leaked tablet is the successor to the current 8.9-inch model. Sadly, there’s no news on whether the company will refresh its 7-inch slate as well.

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The screen resolution will be bumped up from FHD to QHD with a 1600 x 2560 pixel panel and the slate will run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat which will obviously be a forked version with loads of customizations onboard. The main highlight here is the Snapdragon 805 chipset that’s currently seen only in a handful of handsets, but should dominate the market soon.

Here’s a roundup of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX specs:

– Display: 8.9-inch panel
– Resolution: 1600 x 2560p
– Processor: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 805
– GPU: Adreno 420
– Platform: Android 4.4.4 KitKat (Fire OS)
– Camera: 1MP front, 8MP rear
– Memory: 2GB RAM

While AnTuTu findings are mostly accurate, this is the first leak on Amazon Kindle Fire HDX’s successor, so we’d recommend taking the information with a pinch of salt.