Next-gen Kindle Fire promo render surfaces online

A promo render of Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire has been posted online by known leaker evleaks today. Although, evleaks has not stated the exact name of the Kindle Fire device in the image, it seems to be the successor to Amazon’s existing cheapest Kindle Fire tablet.

 

The render also gives us a look at the updated user interface, which as per previous leaks is based on Android 4.2.2. Amazon seems to have tweaked the home-screen layout by shrinking the carousal size and making favourite app icons visible in the landscape view. In the existing Kindle Fire tablets, favourite apps icons are only visible in portrait mode without scroll.

In terms of the looks, the front is pretty similar to the existing tablets with thickest possible bezels. Really Amazon, why can’t you have thin bezels on your tablets?

There is still no word on the release date of the new Kindle Fire tablets but some reports have indicated an official launch around the end of September.

As per previously leaked specs, the successor to Amazon’s cheapest Kindle Fire tablet will come with 1.5GHz dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 7-inch 1280x800p display.3rd-gen Amazon Kindle Fire