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The Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire: What's changed?


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Well, Amazon unveiled a trio of tablets today, with last year's champ elbowed out of the spotlight by the Kindle Fire HD with its beefier processor and display. While we'll pour one out for the downgraded former flagship, we here at Engadget are more concerned with stacking the stats side-by-side to see what's changed in the 12 months since were here last. If you're curious yourself, why not join us after the break, but be warned, things are gonna get seriously nerdy.

7-Inch Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire What's changed

8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD

The Kindle Fire HD vs Kindle Fire What's changed

Kindle Fire (2011)

Kindle Fire 2 vs Kindle Fire Whats changed

Display 7-inch LCD IPS 8.9-inch LCD IPS 7-inch IPS
Resolution 1,280 x 800 1,920 x 1,200 1,024 x 600
OS (Skinned) Android 4.0 Android 4.0 Android 2.3
CPU Dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP4 4460 Dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP4 4470 Dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP
Graphics IT SGX544 IT SGX544 Undisc.
Memory TBA TBA 512MB
Storage 16GB, 32GB 16GB, 32GB, 64GB 8GB
Front Camera "HD" "HD" N/A
Rear Camera N/A N/A N/A
Cellular N/A AT&T 4G LTE N/A
WiFi Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes (TBA) Yes (TBA) N/A
Dimensions 193 x 137 x 10.3mm 240 x 160 x 8.8mm 190 x 120 x 11.4mm
Weight (WiFi) 395 grams 567 grams 413 grams
Weight (4G) N/A 567 grams N/A
Battery "11 hours" TBA 4,400mAh
Ports microUSB, microHDMI microUSB, microHDMI microUSB

Disclaimer: Some of the specs aren't being disclosed today, but we'll update this as soon as we know and in full when we have the device in for review.

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