Specifications – Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet

firehdThe Amazon Kindle Fire HD is a popular release, including 1 GB of memory to keep things on the boil and a 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4460 chip powering the new model’s performance levels.

Inside, there’s a 800 x 1280 pixels resolution panel built from IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen tech, measuring 7.0 inches, also gaming gets a run on the 7.0-inch panel thanks to the unit’s PowerVR SGX540 graphics core.

There’s 16/32 GB of built-in flash for storage inside the Amazon Kindle Fire HD but there’s no external storage options available. You get a customised version of Google’s Android 4.0 operating system. There’s good wireless connectivity available with 802.11 a/b/g/n built-in and personal connectivity comes by way of Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP. The Wi-Fi adapter features a dual-band dual-antenna setup for better, more reliable network connectivity.

There’s no front-facing camera but the device can take photos thanks to its 1.3 MP (1280 x 1024 pixels) image sensor on the back.

As for power, there’s a non-removable Lithium-ion battery that Amazon says fully charges in under 4 hours via the Kindle PowerFast charging accessory, or slightly longer with other micro-USB power adapters that you may already have. Charge time via computer-based USB is approximately 13.5 hours.

The device’s weight tips the scales at 395 grams while its dimensions are 193 x 137 x 10.3 mm. Amazon announced this new model back in September 2012.

The 16GB version of the Kindle Fire HD sells on Amazon.com for $US199, the 32GB version at $229.

NOTE: All specifications are subject to change and may not be correct at time of purchase. Please check before you buy any device that it meets your expectations and requirements.


ModelAmazon Kindle Fire HD
ProcessorTI OMAP 4460
ClockUp to 1.2GHz
GPU typePowerVR SGX540
Screen size (inches)7.0
Screen resolution800 x 1280 pixels
Screen typeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Operating systemAndroid 4.0 (customized)
Internal storage16/32 GB
External storageNo
Battery typenon-removable Lithium-ion
Wi-Fi connectivity802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth4.0 with A2DP
Rear camera1.3 MP (1280 x 1024 pixels)
Front cameraNo
Video recordingUp to
Dimensions193 x 137 x 10.3 mm
Weight395 grams
Announce DateSeptember 2012

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