Amazon is expected to release new Fire tablets soon, possibly along side the new Fire TV expected tomorrow. We’ve seen several new tablets show up in FCC filings that seem to be Amazon tablets, as well as rumors of a new $50 tablet from Amazon. Intrepid AFTVnews reader Jason Parker has emailed me with his discovery of four new tablet thumbnails hosted (1, 2, 3, 4) on Amazon’s servers that are likely the new family of Fire tablets. If we assume the largest one is the 10 inch Fire tablet that leaked this morning, then the remaining sizes seem to measure up to be 8 inches, 7 inches and 6 inches. It’s difficult to judge the exact sizes due to the low image resolution, so the middle two may actually be closer to 8 inches and 9 inches. The 6 inch tablet, which is likely the new $50 model, appears to have a 4:3 aspect ratio instead of 16:10 like existing Fire tablets. If I were to guess, I’d say it’s a 1024×768 screen since there seem to be an abundance of cheap screens in that size for Amazon to pick from to reach their $50 price goal. It could also just be an illusion created by the on screen buttons.
I think you have the sizes wrong. The image labeled fs-a probably shows the tablet we haven’t seen yet, and it is the smallest, so it is probably
We have four images all labeled fs-Something, with the something being either a,f,m, or t.
We also have three sets of specs for tablets with model numbers kfSomething (KFM, KFT, and KFF).
The only specs we haven’t seen is for a tablet with a model number starting with KFA.
I think a smaller model is in the works.
Sorry, I think I screwed up my comment. I didn’t mean to imply you were wrong, just point out a connection I saw.
No need to be sorry. If I’m wrong (not that you’re saying I am) I love when people point it out.
My size guess is based on the assumption that the largest one is 10in. Using that as the base, I tried to measure the diagonal distance in Photoshop relative to the largest tablet. I came out with 8.5-ish inches for the second to largest, 7.8-ish inches for the next smaller tablet and exactly 6 inches for the smallest one. The thumbnails are so tiny that being off by just a few pixels translates to half an inch in actual size, so I could be way off.
Great job linking the GFXBench and FCC model numbers to the image file names in your article. I overlooked that. Nice catch!
The new tablets are now visible on Amazon.com, DE, etc.
When will the HDXes get Fire OS 5 updates?