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Kindle Fire HD With 2560 x 1600 Display Spotted in new Benchmark

by Jacob Kleinman | August 16, 2013August 16, 2013 2:00 pm PST

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Front

With the new Nexus 7 already in stock, and rumors that the next iPad Mini will come with a Retina Display, it may be time for Amazon to up its tablet game as well. A new set of benchmark results published on GFX Bench details an upcoming Kindle Fire HD with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, putting it on par with Google’s redesigned slate.

The recent benchmark, which focuses on the 3D graphics performance for a device called the  “Amazon KFAPWA,” doesn’t reveal how big the screen will be. However, it does list the tablet’s operating system as Android 4.2.2. Amazon essentially treat’s Google’s OS as the plumbing for its own user interface, however, and we’re expecting an update to the company’s own software this fall.

A report published earlier this month claimed the next-generation of Kindle Fire HD tablets would include a premium model with high-end specs including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800 processor. Amazon is also expected to launch a new budget-friendly Kindle with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM that could start at $159 for an 8GB model.

GFX Bench

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...