Amazon’s upcoming second-generation Kindle Fire HD 7″ has been laid out in the open in leaked pictures, revealing a new design and a full HD display.
The design has received a massive overhaul, especially on the back, where the rounded shape of the current 7-inch Kindle Fire HD has been replaced by a more angular design. The buttons have also been redesigned to be more comfortable in use following complaints on the current model, and the stereo speakers have been shifted to the top of the tablet.
Meanwhile, as was rumored before, the new Kindle is once again said to be powered by the almighty Snapdragon 800 processor, with the rest of the specs supposedly including a 1920 x 1080-pixel display, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and optional cellular data connectivity, 16, 32, and 64GB storage variants, and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, tweaked and forked into Amazon’s own take on the OS.
There is reportedly an upgraded 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD as well, which is expected to look the same as the 7-incher and sport a 2560 x 1600-pixel high-definition display, the same powerful CPU, and an 8-megapixel camera. Launch details are unknown, though BGR expects the 7-inch Kindle to launch sometime in the coming weeks, with the 8.9-inch model shipping in November, both supposedly priced as low as currently available Kindle Fire HDs.