3rd Generation Kindle Fire HD Tablets To Be Very Powerful

If leaks surrounding the 3rd generation Kindle Fire tablets that we expect to come out sometime between August and September are to believed, then the new Kindle Fire HD tablets could pack some class leading hardware.

(UPDATED: These awesome specs were confirmed with the official launch on September 25 of the new Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9)

The rumors have it that Amazon is currently experimenting with very powerful hardware for their 3rd season Kindle Fire HDX tablets, but that nothing have been finalized yet, and that these leaks only describe the prototypes.

Though, a quick look at the specification sheet is enough to understand that Amazon's new upcoming tablets will be so powerful that they could potentially appeal to everyone interested in Android tablets.

Current Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9
Current Kindle Fire HD 7 and 8.9

The new Kindle Fire HD 7 is likely to feature a 1920×1200 resolution display, similar to the recently released Nexus 7 FHD.
So good resolution, and likely to feature a high-quality display too beyond just an impressive PPI.
But it's the hypothetical use of the quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor with a (prototype) clock rate between 1.8GHz and 2.2GHz, (well below overheating complication levels), in combination with the Adreno 330 graphics processor that impresses the most. It is also said to carry 2GB of DDR3 RAM.

This kind of hardware power will put Amazon's HD tablets in a leading position among Android tablets. The OS used in the prototype is Android 4.2.2 but with Amazon's own skin on top of it, just like we see on today's models.

The new Kindle Fire HD 8.9 prototype is running the same hardware, with the addition of a 8MP rear camera, and a display with a 2560×1600 pixel resolution.

Both new Kindle Fire HD's are also said to follow the current tablet trend of losing weight, slimming down, and use a smaller bezel and larger display than its predecessors.

If the rumors are true, then we can't wait for the back-to-school shopping season to begin.

– Tom Bowen