GFXBench listing reveals specifications of Amazon’s rumoured $50 tablet

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While Amazon recently laid off some of its engineers after the Fire Phone failed to set the world alight, there has been persistent rumours that the global retailer is developing a budget-friendly tablet that could be priced at just $50. Amazon has so far declined to either confirm or deny the existence of such a project, although it has allegedly been spotted being put through its paces on GFXBench under the ‘Amazon KFFOWI’ moniker.

According to the GFXBench listing, the budget tablet will feature a 6.7-inch display with a resolution of just 1024 x 600, a quad-core MediaTek MT8127 processor, Mali-450 MP4 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and just 8GB of internal storage. There’s also a 1.8MP camera on the rear with a 0.3MP VGA camera on the front of the tablet.

While the benchmark states the KFFOWI tablet is running Android 5.1 Lollipop, it’s almost certainly going to Amazon’s forked version of the Android operating system. As you can tell, if the listing is accurate, this budget-friendly tablet is an entry-level device, which is perfectly fine if it comes in at the rumoured $50 price point.

Amazon KFFOWI performance in GFXBench

The KFFOWI tablet isn’t a high-performance device, you won’t look at this tablet if you are looking to play resource hungry games, watch Full HD videos or to take high-quality pictures, but what it is, is a way for Amazon to open up its ecosystem to the entry-level market, especially if the tablet sold for just $50, which WSJ believes it will be. It will be interesting to see where and how Amazon market this tablet when it is launched, which is believed to next quarter.

 

Source: GFXBench
Via: UberGizmo


About the Author: Peter Holden

He's been an Android fan ever since owning an HTC Hero, with the Dell Streak being his first phablet. He currently carries a Huawei P10 and a Galaxy Tab S2 8.0. When not immersed in the world of Android and gadgets, he's an avid sports fan, and like all South Africans, he loves a good Braai (BBQ).


  • crhylove

    For that price, if I can install cyanogen, I’ll buy several.

    • Marty McFly

      Is Cyanogen being used now? I was curious and looked it up but the article went on & on about the creator’s outfit and other not relevant (or very nice) stuff.

  • Marty McFly

    Yay, now I know what those letters were for, there was a note on my Google account that said there was a sign-in from something with “KFFOWI” on it and I Googled and ended up here. That was a rather boring detective mission, I am my own “hacker”. :0)

    Interesting about the difference in the cameras (the quality is so incredibly bad, but maybe I will try the rear-facing one if I can figure out which is which). I have had the Kindle Fire 6 since the first day it was out, I can’t afford and really haven’t needed a phone that does anything but, well, make calls, because I am disabled and home-bound mostly, but I have so enjoyed having so much at my fingertips (and it has been better for the walls and furniture, since I used to drag my laptop around the house and bang into stuff :)) . I have the device in this article, the Kindle Fire 7, now as well and aside from it not being the color it looked on Amazon, it is really not bad for 70 bucks (50 plus about 20 I think for added “storage”). I wish the speakers were better, it has to be turned face-down to really hear, and the camera is sort of shockingly bad, but it connects me to the Internet & I mainly use it for Audible, Kindle books and a few Magazines. Both the 6 & 7 come with the Washington Post already there and I think I paid like 5 bucks after a free year of it, so that is nice too.

    I would love to have the 7’s bigger screen on my 6, that would be ideal. The extra inch makes way more difference than I thought it would.

    Just out of curiosity, what does “KFFOWI” mean?
    Oh! Brain not working tonight – the browser on the Fire(s) is on the “con” list. I am sort of just used to it by now, but it is sort of buggy to have to use the “Silk” browser. Hopefully they will either let users choose another, or vastly improve it – that is the biggest down side to the Kindles. Content that cannot be seen, usually videos for some reason, and so many ads on every page.If anyone knows how to make speakers and browsers better, I would love to know!