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Benchmark tests again point to beastly next-gen Kindle Fire HD specs

Zach Epstein
August 16th, 2013 at 5:15 PM
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Benchmarks

We already know everything there is to know about Amazon’s next-generation Kindle Fire HD tablets. BGR exclusively detailed both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models early last month and then exclusively published both devices’ full specs in a subsequent report. Now that the tablets are nearing launch however, benchmark test results from the 8.9-inch model have leaked for the first time. Nothing new can be gleaned from the test results, but they do support several of the key specs we’ve already covered: a 2,560 x 1,600-pixel display, Adreno 330 graphics (from the Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor), a clockspeed in excess of 2GHz and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets are expected to be unveiled as soon as next month, and an image showing the benchmark test results follows below.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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