Compare technical specificaitons for all Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD is the second generation of Amazon’s Kindle Fire line of color touchscreen tablet computers. It was announced on September 6, 2012 and is available in two form factors, 7 inch and 8.9 inch.

The Fire HD 7-inch is priced at $199 (for 16GB, $249 for 32GB) and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ is priced at $269 and $299 for 16 and 32 GB, respectively and the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE is priced at $399 and $499 for 32 and 64 GB, respectively.

These prices include “special offers”, which show ads on the lock screen and screen saver. These can be removed by paying $15 either at the time of purchase or at a later date.

Specifications of the Kindle Fire tablets:

Item Kindle Fire (2nd Gen) Kindle Fire HD 7″ Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ Wi-Fi Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ WAN Kindle Fire (1st Gen)
Screen size 7-inch screen 7-inch screen 8.9-inch screen 8.9-inch screen 7-inch screen
Screen resolution 1024px x 600px 1280px x 800px (supports 720p “HD” resolution) 1920px x 1200px (supports 1080p “HD” resolution) 1920px x 1200px (supports 1080p “HD” resolution) 1024px x 600px
Status bar (top) 27px 35px 40px 40px 27px
Soft keys bar (when toolbar is visible) 60px 78px 90px 90px 60px
Fullscreen handle (when toolbar is collapsed) 51px x 29px 67px x 38px 67px x 38px 67px x 38px 51px x 29px
Abstracted LCD density “mdpi” “hdpi” “hdpi” “hdpi” “mdpi”
RAM 1024 MB 1024 MB 1024 MB 1024 MB 512 MB
CPU Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4430) HS, 1.2 GHz Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4460) HS, 1.2 GHz Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4470) HS, 1.5 GHz Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4470) HS, 1.5 GHz Dual Core TI OMAP4 (4430) HS, 1.0 GHz
GPU Imagination PowerVR Imagination PowerVR Imagination PowerVR Imagination PowerVR Imagination PowerVR
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Not available BT 3.0 + EDR (HID and A2DP profiles only) BT 3.0 + EDR (HID and A2DP profiles only) BT 3.0 + EDR (HID and A2DP profiles only) Not available
Location services WiFi-based WiFi-based WiFi-based WiFi-based, GPS and aGPS Not available
Device software Based on Android 4.0.3, API level 15 Based on Android 4.0.3, API level 15 Based on Android 4.0.3, API level 15 Based on Android 4.0.3, API level 15 Based on Android 2.3.3, API level 10
Heap size (default)
android:largeHeap="false"
48 MB 48 MB 64 MB 64 MB 64 MB
Heap size (large)
android:largeHeap="true"
256 MB 256 MB 256 MB 256 MB 64 MB (android:largeHeap is ignored)
Front-facing camera Not available Yes Yes Yes Not available
Microphone Not available Yes Yes Yes Not available
Multi-touch 2-point 10-point 10-point 10-point 2-point
android.os.Build.MANUFACTURER Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon Amazon
android.os.Build.MODEL KFOT KFTT KFJWI KFJWA Kindle Fire


In general, apps optimized for a tablet experience will work on Kindle Fire tablets. To improve compatibility with the Kindle tablets, we recommend you use APIs that are backwards compatible with the Android 4.0.3 platform (Ice Cream Sandwich API 15) for the Kindle Fire (2nd Generation), Kindle Fire HD 7″, and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″; and with the Android 2.3.3 platform (Gingerbread API 10) for Kindle Fire (1st Generation).

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