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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 v/s Kindle Fire HD 7 – Specs, Comparison

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Amazon has launched the upgrade version of Kindle Fire HD dubbed as the Fire HD 7 along with an all new younger cousin called the Kindle Fire HD 6. Both tablets come in 8GB and 16 GB variants and has color options of White, Black, Cobalt, Magento and Citron Colors.

The Fire HD 6 carries a price tag of $99 for the 8GB variant while the 16GB costs $119. The Fire HD 7 8GB and 16GB versions are priced at $139 and $159 Respectively. Both the slates are already up for pre-order and will start shipping from October 2, 2014.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 V/S Kindle Fire HD 7 – Features

Display

The HD 6 comes with 6-Inch IPS Display while the HD 7 Sports a 7-Inch Screen.  Both the devices have an Advanced Polarizing Filter screen that uses Anti-Glare Technology. Both the Tablets have Resolution of 1280 x 800 Pixels however the Fire HD 6 has 252ppi Pixel Density while the Fire HD 7 comes with 216ppi.

Processor, RAM, Storage

Both the slates gets the processing power from a Quad Core processor that consist of a set of Dual Core 1.5GHz + Dual Core 1.2GHz CPU’s. Both the devices comes with 1GB of RAM and has two storage options of 8GB and 16GB. The is no MicroSD card slot for further storage expansion.

Camera, OS, Battery

The Fire HD 6 and HD 7 sports a VGA Camera on the front along with a 2 Mega Pixel Shooter on the back. The slates run on Android 4.4 based Fire OS 4 Sangria. Company claims a battery life of up to 8 hours of mixed use and 6 hours approx. of charging time.

Connectivity

Both the Tabs lacks 4G-LTE connectivity but supports Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It has Bluetooth V4.0 with A2DP Profiles, MicroUSB V2.0 with Slim Port enabled, Location based service via Wi-Fi, 3.5mm Audio Jack, integrated Stereo Speakers with Dolby Digital plus Audio Engine, etc.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 vs Kindle Fire HD 7 -2

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 V/S Kindle Fire HD 7 – Specifications, Comparison

Name Fire HD 6 Fire HD7
Type Tablet Tablet
Price $99 / $119 $139 / $159
Body Dimensions 169 x 103 x 10.7 mm 191 x 128 x 10.6 mm
Weight 290 Grams 337 Grams
SIM No No
Bands GSM
WCDMA
4G-LTE
Data Speed
Display Size 6-Inch 7-Inch
Technology IPS Capacitive Touch Screen, Advanced Polarizing Filter, Anti-Glare Technology
Resolution 1280 x 800 Pixels
Pixel Density 252ppi 216ppi
Multi-touch Yes Yes
Chipset CPU 2 x 1.5GHz + 2 x 1.2GHz Quad Core Processor
GPU TBD TBD
RAM 1GB
Storage Internal 8GB (5GB user available) / 16GB (12.2GB user available)
Expandable No No
Camera Front 0.3 Mega Pixels VGA 2 Mega Pixels
Rear 2.0 Mega Pixels 13 Mega Pixels / 8 Mega Pixels (Depending on Market)
Camera Features 720p 720p
Operating System Fire OS 4 Sangria based on Android 4.4 KitKat
Battery Reading Up to 8 Hours
Charge Time Up to 6 Hours via MicroUSB Power Adapater
Talk Time
Data Feature WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth Yes, V4.0 with A2DP
USB MicroUSB V2.0 with Slim Port
GPS Location based Service via Wi-Fi
FM Radio
NFC
IR Blaster
Audio Yes, 3.5mm, Integrated Speaker with Dolby Digital Plus Audio Enine
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Format Audio Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, Dolby Digital (AC-3), Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC-3), non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)
Others Screen Reader, Explore by Touch, and Screen Magnifier, enabling access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features. Screen Reader features IVONA’s award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice. Also includes adjustable font sizes/color, and built-in Oxford dictionary.
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