September 17, 2013 - 17:17 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - A new image of the as-yet unreleased Kindle Fire has been leaked online, adding weight to the suggestion that Amazon is set to refresh its tablet range in the near future, The Telegraph said.
The photo, tweeted by @evleaks, shows what appears to be an updated version of Amazon's Kindle Fire, expected to be officially launched later this year.
The device does not appear to have a front-facing camera, suggesting that it could be a new budget model, which would likely come without the HD display that Amazon is reportedly preparing for its new top-of-the-range Kindle Fire.
Amazon has now dropped the price of the current standard Kindle Fire by £30 meaning customers can get hold of the tablet for only £99 instead of £129.
Last week, images were also leaked by BGR of the angular back side of Amazon's next-generation Kindle Fire HD, which will reportedly be available in 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions.
According to reports, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD will run Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system, and feature a high-resolution 1920 x 1200 display with Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB RAM, front-facing camera, Wi-Fi and mobile connectivity.
The 8.9-inch version, meanwhile, will feature a 2560 x 1600 display, which would pitch it at the same level of sharpness as the Google Nexus 10.
The Kindle Fire HD launched last year and succeeded the extremely successful original version. Amazon was one of the first players in the 7-inch tablet market but now faces stiff competition from the likes of Apple's iPad Mini and Google's Nexus 7.