Amazon has upgraded its most powerful tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, with an improved graphics solution and better audio. The new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 still has the 2560 x 1600 pixel display, but there’s a new chip inside.


Namely, the Snapdragon 800 got replaced with a Snapdragon 805, skipping the 801 in the process. The company behind the product claims that there’s a 70% faster graphics solution compared to the predecessor and the new Kindle Fire HDX has the same price as the old one, which is $379 for the basic WiFi only model with 16 GB of storage. The new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes with 802.11ac MIMO dual band WiFi, offering up to 4 times faster wireless transfers.

This slate packs Dolby Atmost sound, with Amazon claiming that the tablet’s speakers are twice as loud as the ones of the iPad Air. Amazon sells the product with up to 64 GB of storage and there’s also an option for a 4G LTE unit. The unit has an 8 megapixel rear camera, a front facing HD cam and it weighs 13.2 ounces. Its battery offers up to 12 hours of functioning time.