Next generation Amazon Kindle Fire specs revealed

Jordan O'Brien
August 9, 2013

Amazon may be prepping a long-needed overhaul of its entry-level Kindle Fire, with specs similar to that of last year’s Fire HD.

According to BGR, sources are claiming that Amazon’s 2013 Kindle Fire will feature a 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP4 4470 processor with PowerVR SGX544 graphics — which is the current chipset of choice for the first-generation Kindle Fire HD.

It will also feature just a single GB of RAM and keep the current price tag of $159, meaning you’re definitely getting more for your money this year than last year.

The Kindle Fire’s   7″ display is also set to get an upgrade with a resolution of 1280×800 meaning it will be capable of playing 720p content.

This doesn’t sound as impressive as the rumoured upgrade for this year’s Kindle Fire HD, with a Snapdragon 800 processor, 1920×1200 resolution display and 2GB of RAM — all for just $199.

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