Amazon Kindle Paperwhite - Specifications

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Dimensions: 117 x 169 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 213 g
SoC: Freescale i.MX508
CPU: 1x 0.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A8, Cores: 1
RAM: 256 MB
Storage: 2 GB
Display: 6 in, E Ink, 1024 x 768 pixels
Battery: 1420 mAh, Li-Polymer
Wi-Fi: b, g, n
USB: 2.0, Micro USB

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Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.


Brand name of the company that manufactures the device.


Model name of the device.

Kindle Paperwhite
Model alias

Аlternative names, under which the model is known.



Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.


Information about the width, i.e. the horizontal side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.

117 mm (millimeters)
11.7 cm (centimeters)
0.384 ft (feet)
4.606 in (inches)

Information about the height, i.e. the vertical side of the device when it is used in its standard orientation.

169 mm (millimeters)
16.9 cm (centimeters)
0.554 ft (feet)
6.654 in (inches)

Information about the thickness/depth of the device in different measurement units.

9.1 mm (millimeters)
0.91 cm (centimeters)
0.03 ft (feet)
0.358 in (inches)

Information about the weight of the device in different measurement units.

213 g (grams)
0.47 lbs (pounds)
7.51 oz (ounces)

Estimated volume of the device, calculated from the dimensions provided by the manufacturer. Applies for devices in the form of a rectangular parallelepiped.

179.93 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
10.93 in³ (cubic inches)

Information about the colors, in which the device is available in the market.

Body materials

Materials used in the fabrication of the device's body.


System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.


The SoC integrates different hardware components such as the CPU, GPU, memory, peripherals, interfaces, etc., as well as software for their functioning.

Freescale i.MX508
Process technology

Information about the process technology used in manufacturing the chip. The value in nanometers represents half the distance between elements that make up the CPU.

65 nm (nanometers)

CPU is the Central Processing Unit or the processor of a mobile device. Its main function is to interpret and execute instructions contained in software applications.

1x 0.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A8
CPU bits

The CPU bits are determined by the bit-size of the processor registers, address buses and data buses. 64-bit CPUs provide better performance than 32-bit ones, which on their part perform better than 16-bit processors.

32 bit
Instruction set

The instruction set architecture (ISA) is a set of commands used by the software to manage the CPU's work. Information about the set of instructions the processor can execute.

Level 1 cache memory (L1)

The cache memory is used by the processor in order to shorten the time needed to access data and instructions that a frequently used. The L1 (level 1) cache memory has a small volume, but operates faster than the RAM and the rest cache memory levels. If the processor does not find the data needed in L1, it continues to look for it in the L2 cache memory. In some processors the search in L1 and L2 is simultaneous.

32 KB + 32 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2)

The L2 (level 2) cache memory is slower than L1, but has a larger capacity, instead, which allows it to cache more data. Just like L1, it is much faster than the system memory (RAM). If the CPU does not find the data needed in L2, it proceeds to look for them in the L3 cache memory (if there is such) or in the RAM.

256 KB (kilobytes)
0.25 MB (megabytes)
CPU cores

A CPU core is the processor unit, which executes software instructions. Presently, besides single-core processors, there are dual-core, quad-core, hexa-core and so on multi-core processors. They increase the performance of the device allowing the execution of multiple instructions in parallel.

CPU frequency

The frequency of the processor describes its clock rate in cycles per second. It is measured in Megahertz (MHz) or Gigahertz (GHz).

800 MHz (megahertz)
RAM capacity

RAM (Random-Access Memory) is used by the operating system and all installed applications. Data in the RAM is lost after the device is turned off or restarted.

256 MB (megabytes)


Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.


Information about the capacity of the built-in storage of the device. Sometimes one and the same model may is offered in variants with different internal storage capacity.

2 GB (gigabytes)


The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.


One of the main characteristics of the display is its type/technology, on which depends its performance.

E Ink
Diagonal size

In mobile devices display size is represented by the length of its diagonal measured in inches.

6 in (inches)
152.4 mm (millimeters)
15.24 cm (centimeters)

Approximate width of the display

4.8 in (inches)
121.92 mm (millimeters)
12.19 cm (centimeters)

Approximate height of the display

3.6 in (inches)
91.44 mm (millimeters)
9.14 cm (centimeters)
Aspect ratio

The ratio between the long and the short side of the display


The display resolution shows the number of pixels on the horizontal and vertical side of the screen. The higher the resolution is, the greater the detail of the displayed content.

1024 x 768 pixels
Pixel density

Information about the number of pixels per centimeter (ppcm) or per inch (ppi) of the display. The higher the pixel density, the more detailed and clearer is the information displayed on the screen.

213 ppi (pixels per inch)
83 ppcm (pixels per centimeter)
Display area

The estimated percentage of the screen area from the device's front area.

56.56 % (percent)
Other features

Information about other functions and features of the display.

Built in front light
Light control - dim only
Screen shades - 16


Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.


Wi-Fi communication between devices is realized via the IEEE 802.11 standards. Some devices have the possibility to serve as Wi-Fi Hotspots by providing internet access for other nearby devices. Wi-Fi Direct (Wi-Fi P2P) is another useful standard that allows devices to communicate with each other without the need for wireless access point (WAP).

802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)


The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector type

There are several USB connector types: the Standard one, the Mini and Micro connectors, On-The-Go connectors, etc. Type of the USB connector used by the device.

Micro USB

There are several versions of the Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard: USB 1.0 (1996), the USB 2.0 (2000), the USB 3.0 (2008), etc. With each following version the rate of data transfer is increased.


Тhe USB interface in mobile devices may be used for different purposes such as battery charging, using the device as a mass storage, host, etc.

Mass storage

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jack

Information whether the device is equipped with a 3.5 mm audio jack.



Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.


Information about some of the most widely used connectivity technologies supported by the device.

Computer sync


A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.


Information about some of the features and standards supported by the browser of the device.



The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.


The capacity of a battery shows the maximum charge, which it can store, measured in mili-Ampere hours.

1420 mAh (milliampere-hours)

The battery type is determined by its structure and more specifically, by the chemicals used in it. There are different battery types and some of the most commonly used in mobile devices are the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) and the lithium-ion polymer battery (Li-Polymer).


Information about some additional features of the device's battery.

Battery life - up to 1340 h

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features

Information about other features of the device.

Supported file formats - Kindle Format 8 (AZW3); Kindle (AZW); TXT; PDF; unprotected MOBI; PRC natively; DOC; DOCX; JPEG

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Dimensions: 117 x 169 x 9.1 mm
Weight: 213 g
SoC: Freescale i.MX508
CPU: 1x 0.8 GHz ARM Cortex-A8, Cores: 1
RAM: 256 MB
Storage: 2 GB
Display: 6 in, E Ink, 1024 x 768 pixels
Battery: 1420 mAh, Li-Polymer