Amazon Kindle Fire (2012)

The Kindle Fire has a multitouch-capable 7-inch IPS display, a dual-core processor, and at 14.6 ounces, a pretty lightweight frame. The resolution on that screen is 1024 x 600. The battery is rated to last for eight hours of continuous reading or 7.5 hours of video playback (with WiFi switched off). For 2012 it was updated with doubled RAM and a faster processor.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 14, 2012
  • Price at launch: $159.00

What You Need To Know

  • 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime
  • Loaded with Amazon Silk cloud-based web browser
  • 7-inch IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass

Basic Specs

Thickness 0.45 inches
Weight 0.91 pounds
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Operating system Android
Launch OS version 2.3.3
CPU brand TI
CPU family OMAP 4
RAM size 1 GB

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Tech Specs

Hardware
Height 7.5 inches
Width 4.7 inches
Thickness 0.45 inches
Weight 0.91 pounds
Color Black
Speakers Stereo
Display
Screen size (diagonal) 7 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Resolution (X) 600 px
Resolution (Y) 1024 px
PPI 170
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Software
Operating system Android
Skin Kindle
Launch OS version 2.3.3
Processor
CPU brand TI
CPU family OMAP 4
CPU model OMAP4430
Clock speed 1.2 GHz
Cores 2
GPU
Brand Imagination Technologies
Model PowerVR SGX540
Memory
RAM size 1 GB
Storage
Internal size 8 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth No
Ports
Headphone 3.5mm
Data connections Micro USB
Sensors
Sensors Ambient Light, Accelerometer
Battery
Capacity 4400 mAh
Removable No
Quoted use time 7.5 hr
Benchmarks
Quadrant 2011
SunSpider 2541.9 ms
The Verge Battery Test 5 hour 47 minutes
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