Amazon launched the Fire HDX 8.9 in October 2014 after the online retail giant had announced a month earlier. In terms of dimensions, the device is 231 mm long, 158 mm wide and 7.8 mm thin (it weights 375 grams). It comes with an IPS LCD capacitive display that measures 8.9 inches and which features a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and a pixel density of 339 ppi.
The Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 is powered by a Qualcomm-manufactured Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 450 CPU helped by an Adreno 420 GPU. It does not feature a memory card slot, but it’s available in three versions of internal storage (16/32/64 GB) and 2 GB of RAM. The tablet also boasts an 8 megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash and a secondary camera placed on its front.
Among other features the Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band compatibility, Bluetooth, microUSB v2.0 (SlimPort) and a non-removable Li-Ion battery that can last up to 12 hours o talk time.
Last but not least, Amazon’s tablet sports stereo speakers and it comes with a pre-loaded Android 4.4 Kitkat customized operating system. The Fire HDX 8.9 is available only in black and can be bought with Wi-Fi only, but it can be obtainable with 4G LTE connectivity from AT&T and Verizon.