2013 Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire HD 2 in price strategy

By Peter Chubb - Sep 7, 2013

Having already seen the Nexus 4 being reduced in price leading to rumors of its sequel, this is now the case with the Kindle Fire HD 2 as well, as the current model has also received a price cut. With this in mind we thought we would have another reminder of those all-important specs and see how they compare to what will essentially be the 7-inch tablets main rival, the 2013 Nexus 7.

The Kindle Fire HD 2 specs are expected to offer a 2570 x 1600 resolution, 2.15GHz Snapdragon 800 processor and an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. However, it is worth pointing out that this is mere speculation, although it would be interesting to know what sort of price Amazon would charge for this newer model?

Amazon’s current Kindle Fire HD 16GB model costs $199.00, and one would presume the newer model would either be the same or a little more expensive following the recent price drop. However, we have to ask what sort of price you would be willing to pay for the next generation Kindle Fire HD?

Things will be tough for Amazon, as they will need to make a few hardware enhancements, while still getting the correct pricing strategy because any more than $229 would be considered a fail because this is the price of the 2013 Nexus 7. For this you get 1920 x 1200, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU, 2GB of RAM and now a 5-megapixel camera.

With the proposed Kindle Fire HD 2 specs winning out over the Nexus 7 2nd generation it does look as though Amazon has a little breathing space with the price of their upcoming tablet – if we can believe those specs of course.

If we are to go on last years pricing then we expect to see the Kindle Fire HD 2 win out, although having to pay extra to op out of advertising and also purchasing a new charger did not seem like such a great deal. We do hope Amazon has learned by this, although we have a strange feeling they have not?

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  • Steven Shearing

    Amazon has made a large order for PowerVR Series 6(Rogue) , I would have spectate that that is what is being used for the next gen Kindel Fire HD tablets, but none or less both Rogue and Snapdragon-8 is about the same gpu performance.

  • Peter gg

    if the specs are true the new nexus 7 is no competition at all…..


    I absolutely can’t wait if the new specs are true… If they aren’t then I will be highly disappointed… Looking to hear more!