Kindle Fire HD Releases: Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2 and Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch

The whole world is anxiously waiting for the new Kindle Fire tablets to see the light of day. Amazon has announced the second-generation Kindle Fire HD tablet as well as the third generation Kindle Fire slate will hit stores by the end of September. But ahead of the launch, let’s see what the upcoming refresh of the Kindle Fire lineup will boast.

Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 2 is rumored to get a number of new specs as well as a higher pixel density display. The latest image leak provided by BGR shows that the 7 inch Kindle Fire HD specs will be similar to the 8.9-inch model.

8.9-inch vs 7-inch Kindle Fiire HD Specs

Features Kindle Fire HD 2 Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch
7-inch 1920 x 1200-pixel 8.9-inch 2560 x 1600 pixel
quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
2GB of RAM 2GB of RAM
16GB, 32GB, or 64GB 16GB, 32GB, or 64GB
No 8 MP rear
Wi-Fi, LTE Wi-Fi, LTE
Android 4.2.2 Android 4.2.2

As seen on the pictures, the Kindle Fire HD tablets will have a number of design changes. Instead of a rounded rear panel of the current devices, the new models will get a more angular design, which will give new offers a much harder look. Stereo speakers have been moved to the top of the device. You will find no band across the bottom on the back, now only Amazon logo is left over there. Both models will be lighter and more comfortable to use than their predecessors.

Updated Kindle Fire HD Release Date

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 2 is scheduled to arrive in a couple of weeks, by the end of September the latest, while the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch will not begin shipping earlier than early November. As a reminder, the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD was released mid-September, while the bigger version – Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch arrived in the mid-November only.

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  • hmm

    I purchased the original Kindle Fire on release day last year. It served me pretty well but was extremely glitchy. It would freeze, restart and stutter while playing games. For what it was, an entry level device, it wasnt bad.