When new tablets are almost ready to be commercially released they often go through benchmark testing. This gives an accurate reading of the hardware and if there is any inconsistencies with the software. Amazon is testing three new tablets that are codenamed Soho, Thor, and Apollo.
The Kindle Fire Soho is basically an entry level tablet that is reminiscent of the current generation Kindle Fire. It has a 7-inch 1280 x 800 display and will be running Android 4.2. Meanwhile, the Amazon Kindle Thor is a revamped Kindle Fire HD 7 and will have a very respectable resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. The Kindle Fire Apollo will have a 8.9 touchscreen display and pack an amazing resolution of 2560x1600p pixels. The processor on the Apollo will be fairly robust, packing a 2.15GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU. It will also have a rear facing 8 MP camera and 2 GB of RAM.
The new Kindle lineup is basically just refreshed with modern specs and quad-core processors. It won’t bring any new and exciting hardware to the table, but instead be a small upgrade to a very successful product line. Amazon is expected to formally announce three new tablets and an e-reader in the first few weeks of September. The benchmark pictures and specifications are below.
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