Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9

Announced:
Sep 6, 2012
Status:
Released
Release date:
Nov 20, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Size:

8.9 inches

Resolution:

1920 x 1200 pixels, 254 PPI

Technology:

IPS LCD

Screen-to-body:

59.18 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Scratch-resistant glass

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

TI OMAP4470

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, ARM Cortex-A9

GPU:

PowerVR SGX544

RAM:

1GB

Internal storage:

32GB

OS:

Android (4.0)

Battery

Type:

Not user replaceable

Camera

Video recording:

Features:

Video calling

Front:

1.3 megapixels

Design

Dimensions:

9.4 x 6.4 x 0.35 inches (240 x 164 x 8.8 mm)

Weight:

20 oz (567 g)
the average is 20.7 oz (591 g)

Colors:

Black

Multimedia

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Dolby Digital Plus

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth:

Yes

Wi-Fi:

802.11 b, g, n, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO

USB:

microUSB, USB 2.0

Features:

Charging

HDMI:

Yes

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope

Other:

Computer sync, OTA sync

Shopping information

Warranty period:

12 Months

In The Box:

USB 2.0 cable, Quick Start Guide

MSRP:

$ 299

ALTERNATIVE VARIANTS

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 64GB

Differences from the main variant:

Internal storage:

64GB

Cons

  • Lacks a camera on the back
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Lacks GPS

Description

The new Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is Amazon's first large-screen tablet with an unmatched resolution for its price - 1920 x 1200 pixels at $299. It runs on the TI OMAP 4470 chip.

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