The folks at iFixit are performing its usual teardown ritual today. This time it has a full breakdown of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD announced earlier this month. One of the teardown highlights: the device includes a 3.7 V, 4400 mAh, 16.43 Wh Li-ion battery that has about the same juice as the previous-generation Kindle Fires, which means the 11 hours of expected battery life is up for debate. Other findings: The Kindle Fire HD sports an upgraded Texas Instruments OMAP 4460 dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM from Elpida, a LCD from LG Display, and 16GB of flash memory from Samsung. Overall, the device scores a decent 7 out of 10 repairability score, which ties with the Nexus 7 and beats the third-generation iPad.
-Samsung KLMAG2GE4A eMMC 16 GB Flash Memory and Flash Memory Controller -Elpida B8164B3PF-1D-F 8 Gb (1 GB) DDR2 RAM -Texas Instruments TWL6032 Fully Integrated Power Management IC -Broadcom BCM2076 GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, and FM Receiver/Transmitter -Wolfson WM8962E Ultra-Low Power Stereo CODEC -B50 5222 12507A9A10
iFixit’s notes on the teardown are below: expand full story