The first leak for the next 2016-2017 Amazon Fire tablets have just been published courtesy of the FCC today, where a front company called Polebridge Port Hole LLC have just had its FCC papers published publicly for a tablet that have all the hallmarks of belonging to Amazon.
Carrying the model number/name PR53DC with the FCC id 2AETH-1210, we can only confirm a few of the tablet specs so far.
This particular tablet, the PR53DC has dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi support, Bluetooth 4.1, microSD card support (introduced on the new Fire tablets in 2015) and a rear camera.
And just like last year, it looks like Amazon has chosen to go with SanDisk as official microSD card partner for their tablets, something Amazon started with last year with the verified compatible SanDisk cards.
Amazon currently have 6-inch, 7-inch, 8-inch, 8.9-inch, and 10.1-inch tablets in their lineup, and based on the limited information in the leaks today, we will have to wait and see what dimensions this is of, but it appears to be one of the smaller tablets. New this model year is that Amazon have switched from Quanta Computer to Sporton International to manufacture at least this particular tablet.
Also, the new Amazon Fire tablets themselves will probably be unveiled within the next 4 weeks ahead of mid-September, so we should not be more than a month away before we will have all the specs and features confirmed by Amazon anyway.
– Tom Bowen