At 374 grams (384 grams for 4G version), Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is 34% lighter than the previous generation. To achieve this revolutionary light weight, Amazon integrated the capacitive touch layer directly into the glass display and created a unique magnesium unibody from a single piece of machined magnesium and a blend of glass and nylon – the same material used in high-performance race cars. The result is a light, hard-wearing, portable tablet.
Smaller Bezel, Cleaner Lines
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is engineered for increased usability and features an all-new design with a smaller bezel, cleaner lines, and optimised button and charger port placements. Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" is designed to disappear in your hands, so you can lose yourself in your viewing experience.
The exclusive HDX display brings together unsurpassed pixel density (339 ppi), perfect colour accuracy (100% sRGB), reduced glare and improved brightness for a superior viewing experience
Breakthrough HDX Display
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" has the highest resolution (2560×1600) and the best pixel density (339 ppi) of any Kindle Fire tablet, providing an incredible multimedia experience. The HDX display features over four million pixels for vivid, lifelike images that go beyond standard HD.
Both the 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX displays feature perfect colour (100% sRGB), displaying images and videos as the photographer or videographer intended.
Better Viewing Indoors and Out
The HDX display features dynamic image contrast, a unique feature that automatically optimises the colour of each pixel based on the amount of light in your surroundings. This makes images and videos even easier to see under any lighting conditions, including outdoors.
Kindle Fire HDX was built from the ground up to deliver powerful performance, with an ultra-fast next-gen processor, amazing battery life and booming stereo sound.
Powerful Quad-Core Processor
Kindle Fire HDX tablets are the first tablets to be powered by the 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, making them the first to clock in at over 2 GHz. This provides 3x more processing power than the previous generation Kindle Fire HD and, combined with 2 GB of RAM, provides faster app launching times, quicker website loading times, smoother multi-tasking and better overall performance.
The new Adreno 330 graphics processor on Kindle Fire HDX delivers high frame rates and console quality graphics 4x the performance of the previous generation Kindle Fire HD.
Customised Dolby Audio
Kindle Fire HDX uses the power of Dolby Digital Plus to create a world-class audio experience. Dolby Digital Plus includes technology that adjusts volume, creates virtual surround sound and delivers easier-to-understand dialogue in films and TV shows. Kindle Fire HDX is designed to optimise the audio profile automatically based on what you’re doing (with or without headphones), such as watching a film, listening to music or talking on Skype.
Uncompromised Battery Life
With advanced power management technology, Kindle Fire HDX delivers an uncompromised 12 hours of reading, web surfing over Wi-Fi, video watching or music playback. When you’re just reading, Kindle Fire HDX powers down unused system components automatically, extending battery life to 18 hours.
New high-resolution 8MP camera, plus a front-facing HD camera capture beautiful photos in seconds, shoot stunning 1080p video and connect with free HD video calls.
Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" features an 8MP rear-facing camera that allows for high-resolution photos and 1080p HD video. The rear camera includes an LED flash, Electronic Image Stabilisation to reduce camera shake, a wide-aperture lens and support for panorama and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging. Our updated camera app also includes photo editing features and a new camera mode with filmstrip.
The Origami cover for the 8.9" Fire HDX comes with a customised sliding feature that quickly exposes the rear-facing camera and launches the camera application automatically, so you don’t miss a great photo opportunity. Front-Facing Camera
Both the 7" and 8.9" Kindle Fire HDX tablets have a front-facing 720p HD camera, perfect for Skype HD video calls and taking photos to share via Facebook or e-mail.
Edit & Share Photos
Our beautifully designed photo app makes it easy to view your albums or watch personal videos. And sharing your photos couldn’t be easier—simply tap on individual images to e-mail them to anyone you like. Editing on your Kindle Fire is simple—just select a photo to begin editing.
Exclusively on Kindle Fire HDX tablets—live on-device tech support from an Amazon expert is just a tap away with the new Mayday button
Live Support with Mayday
NEW—Simply tap the Mayday button to get free assistance from an Amazon expert who can guide you through any feature by drawing on your screen, walking you through how to do something yourself or doing it for you —whatever works best. Mayday is available 24×7, 365 days a year, and it’s free. Throughout the process, you will be able to see your Amazon Tech advisor live on your screen, but they won’t see you. Fifteen seconds or less is the Mayday response time goal.
Enjoy lightning-fast connection speeds whether you’re using a Wi-Fi network or 4G LTE wireless from Vodafone.
Fast, Powerful Wi-Fi
When it comes to HD content, bandwidth is everything. Without it, you get video buffering, slow downloads and dropped connections. Kindle Fire HDX solves this issue by using state-of-the-art dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi. With this, you’ll enjoy fewer dropped connections and faster media streaming, plus you’ll be able to go further away from your wireless hotspot than with other tablets.
Kindle Fire HDX is 4G ready, featuring 4G LTE technology for ultra-fast mobile broadband, letting you connect to the internet, stream and download at speeds that are even faster than Wi-Fi. Kindle Fire HDX with optional 4G/3G connectivity supports multiple bands, ensuring that you always have the best and fastest possible connection.
Kindle Fire HDX is compatible with multiple mobile network operators, including Vodafone. When you’re not in a 4G coverage area, you can still connect to a mobile network to use your device.
Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito” introduces hundreds of upgraded features, Amazon-exclusive services, platform updates and more
Fire OS “Mojito”
Fire tablets are powered by Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito”, which starts with Android and adds cloud services, a user interface that prioritises content, built-in media libraries, productivity apps and low-level platform enhancements to integrate Amazon’s digital content and improve performance for Fire tablets.
Easier Content Management
Tap Archive frees up space on your Fire Tablet by identifying items that have not been used recently and provides a 1-tap option to quickly move them to your Cloud for later retrieval. Optimised Download ensures the performance of the app you are using isn’t affected by background downloading activity.
Faster Access to Apps and Info
Fire OS 3.0 includes an enhanced, content-prioritising Home screen that allows users to easily switch between viewing their recent content and apps in Carousel or Grid View. The Quick Switch feature uses a side-swipe gesture to easily move between multiple apps or individual content items without navigating to the Home screen.
Blind and visually impaired customers can make use of improved accessibility tools such as Screen Reader, Explore by Touch and Screen Magnifier. Screen Reader features IVONA’s award-winning natural language text-to-speech voice.