Amazon announces new Kindle Fire HDX tablets

Soon after slashing the pricing for the Kindle Fire HD tablets, Amazon has now announced its next generation of Kindle tablets – the Kindle Fire HDX. Like most new generation updates, it is thinner, lighter and faster than the previous generation.

The Kindle Fire HDX comes in two size variants of 7-inch and 8.9-inch displays. These feature high resolution displays and are powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor which is backed up by 2GB of RAM. Amazon claims that the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX is 34 percent lighter than the previous generation. These new Kindle Fire HDX tablets comes pre-loaded with the new Fire OS 3.0 Mojito which brings some new features and helps provide smooth performance.

The Kindle Fire HDX 7 sports a 7-inch display with a 323ppi density and a 1920×1200 pixels resolution. Apart from the 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processor it also includes an Adreno 330 GPU. It has dual-band Wi-Fi, a front facing HD camera and dual stereo speakers with Dolby audio. It comes in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB size variants, starting from $299 in the US.

The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (as the name suggests) sports an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and a 339ppi density. It has the same processor and GPU as the former tablet. A new addition is the 8 megapixel rear camera along and it also includes a front facing HD camera. It has dual-band Wi-Fi and dual stereo speakers with Dolby audio. It comes in the same three size variants of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB with the price starting from $379.