Amazon Kindle Fire 2 To Have Same Resolution As Nexus 7? Release Date in Q3
Amazon Kindle Fire 2 is all set to ship on Q3 and internet is filled with rumors and speculations about it. One such rumor is that the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 will have a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel which if true, will be equal to the screen resolution of Nexus 7.
According to source AllThingsD, there are a few changes which Amazon plans to bring in the yet to be released Kindle Fire 2 tablet:
The Kindle Fire 2 will be thinner and lighter than the original Kindle Fire. The new Kindle Fire 2 will also feature a built-in camera and a much improved display which is rumored to be of a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel instead of the 1024 x 600 display of the current Kindle Fire and the list doesn’t end here. Apparently, the new display will not only be sharper and more vibrant, but it will also have a different aspect ratio as well or if said in more simple words, the Kindle Fire 2 will have a completely new width-to-height ratio.
Observing the numbers, it might cross your mind that the resolution jump of new Kindle Fire 2 might not seem too high but actually you get the real picture when Soneira explains it to us in a more simplified way.
“That’s a 67 percent increase in total pixels, and it is visually significant,” he said. “It gives the display a PPI (pixels per inch) of 216.”
Which means that the Kindle Fire 2 will have a 29% greater PPI than the original Kindle Fire, so yeah, this should improve the visual clarity and image crispness.
However, according to DisplaySearch senior analyst Richard Shim, since the pixel density has not changed as drastically as in it was in the iPads (from 1024 x 768 px in iPad 2 to 2048 x 1536 px in the new iPad), it probably won’t have any effect on battery life or thickness of the Amazon Kindle Fire 2.
As of now the main competitor of Amazon Kindle Fire 2 in the tablet market is the Nexus 7 tablet which has a price tag of around $200. However, if rumors are to be believed, Apple might launch a sub-$300, 7-8 inch iPad later this year. As for now, all we have to do is wait for a few more months to see the tablet showdown.