Amazon has unveiled its upgrade to their flagship tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, boasting some of the fastest internal components of any device on the market.
The new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor (with an Adreno 420 GPU), apparently being the world’s first slate to feature this chipset. Another novelty is the use of Dolby Atmos audio, this allowing the slate to deliver clear and crisp sound while being “twice as loud as an iPad Air.” The tablet sports the same 8.9-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels that’s found on the older model.
Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 Specifications:
- 8.9-inch HDX (2560 x 1600) IPS display, 339ppi
- 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core CPU
- Adreno 420 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB (8.8GB usable) / 32GB (25.6GB usable) / 64GB (54.3GB usable) internal storage
- 8 megapixel rear camera w/ LED flash
- 720p HD front camera
- 4G LTE, HSPA+
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth w/ A2DP
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos Audio
- Built-in microphone
- Fire OS 4
- 12 hour battery
- 231 x 158 x 7.8 mm
- 375 g (WiFi) / 389 g (4G LTE + WiFi)
Amazon is offering the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 for prices starting at $379 (16 GB version). Pre-orders are already available, but shipments won’t begin before October 21.