Benchmarks seem to confirm rumored Kindle Fire HD refresh specs

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Amazon announced its Kindle Fire HD lineup during the first week of September last year, following the first-gen Kindle Fire launch the September before. If history intends to repeat itself, we could be just weeks away from checking out an all-new refresh to the Kindle Fire family. We’ve heard a few rumors about just what kind of hardware we could be looking at for these tablets, and it all sounds like some pretty high-end gear. Today we get to look at some benchmark data that lines up nicely with those specs.

Over on GFXBench, there’s an unknown Amazon tablet with the designation KFAPWA. The tablet’s 2560 x 1600 resolution matches what we’ve been told to expect for the new 8.9-incher, as does the presence of a Snapdragon 800 SoC – here seemingly confirmed by its use of an Adreno 330 GPU, exclusive to the 800.

The tablet’s software appears based on Android 4.2.2, at least during this phase of testing.

Beyond this 8.9-inch model, we’ve also heard to expect two more seven-inchers, including a 1920 x 1200 model with a Snapdragon 800 of its own.

Source: GFXBench
Via: CNET

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