Turns out the first Snapdragon 805-based tablet is going to be an Amazon one, or better said an upgraded version of an existing model. Today’s leak comes from AnTuTu, in the form of benchmark results that confirm the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with a Snapdragon 805 CPU inside.

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Of course, benchmarks can be faked, but is this really the case? Aside from the very powerful CPU, nothing has changed from last year’s version of the 8.9 inch tablet. The original model had a Snapdragon 800 CPU, an 8.9 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel display, 2 GB of RAM and an 8 megapixel main camera, as well as a 1 MP shooter. All specs remain the same, aside from the CPU and the OS version is Android 4.4.4 now, most likely with Amazon’s experience on top.

We wonder if the other Kindle Fire HDX version will get this upgrade to a new CPU. Since we’re almost in August, we’re approaching the time of the year when Amazon usually releases a new tablet and the Snapdragon 805 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 may just be it. Frankly speaking, I’d also see 3 GB of RAM on board and maybe a bigger battery, but that’s only me…

  • travismartinnsw

    A much better option is the new Pipo P4 model ($239) to launch this week and offers the new RK3288 processor which outperforms the Qualcomm 801 and 805 processor in benchmark test, and is also the first tablet to feature 4K output — the new Pipo P4 is priced more than $100 less compared to the Kindle Fire HDX and features an 8.9-inch Full HD screen (Samsung display), Bluetooth 4.0, a 7300 mAh battery and Android 4.4. Kit Kat.
    One of the first sources the Pipo P4 is available through is — i P r o T a b l e t