New Kindle HDX Range Announced By Amazon

Smelling success with its Kindle range of tablets, Amazon has announced two more tablets. These New kindle HDX would come in two variants, 7 and 8.9 inches. The first Kindle Fire which was launched in 2011, had a 7 inch display. The kindle Fire HD too came with a similar size. With these two New Kindle HDX  tablets, Amazon would have its presence across two the major sizes in tablet market.  They have also announced are refreshed variant of Kindle Fire HD.

New Kindle HDX Range

To give a competition to major market players like Google, Apple and Samsung, Amazon has packed these new tablets with a RETINA Display. The 7 inch variety would come with a 323 pixels per inch display and a 1920 x 1200 resolution screen .The 8.9 inch tablet variant would pack in a 339 pixels per inch display in its 2560 x 1600 resolution screen. Now these are a lot of pixels! Now compare this with Ipad. It also comes with a Retina display and sports a 9.7 inch screen with 264 ppi display in its 1536 x 2048 resolution screen. Talking about the Nexus 7, it comes with a LED Backlit IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen which packs in 323 ppi. THis 7 inch screen has a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels. The lesser known Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has 189 ppi in its 8 inch screen. The resolution stands at 800X1280 pixels.

Amazon claims that its HDX display has perfect colour accuracy (100% sRGB), as well as Dynamic Image Contrast, which adjusts pixel colours depending on the ambient lighting. Both the tablets in New Kindle HDX range come with a quad core processor, 2 GB RAM and Adreno 330 Graphic Processing Unit(GPU) under the hood. The 8.9 inch version sports a 8 MP rear facing camera. The smaller 7 inch version only sports a front facing camera. As far as battery life is concerned, Amazon claims that the 8.9-inch tablet’s battery stands at 12 hours of mixed usage and 18 hours reading. The 7 inch model stands at 11 hours for mixed use and 17 hours for reading. That converts to a good battery life on papers. Going solely by the specifications, New Kindle HDX range seems to be a good one. It would definitely create a buzz when it finally lands in the hands of consumers.

The New Kindle HDX tablets would be offered in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB versions. Coming to the pricing, the 7 inch version would cost you US $229 for 16GB variant. The 8.9 inch variant would start at US $379. Amazon has already started accepting pre bookings. As of now, Amazon India has no news about New Kindle HDX tablets on its website.

Ajay Gupta
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