Amazon Fire Tablets are popular for wallet friendly lineup that always appeals to customers primarily for their value. It’s hard to beat the prices of these tablets. That’s why the company always has sales success in the tablet lineup. Basic tablet starts from $49 and the higher-end variants are also underpriced and affordable. There is Fire Tablet for almost everybody, but Amazon has its own ecosystem and its tablet users get bound to it while many users also see this as con. These cheap devices are also great for heavy users of Amazon Content (Books, Videos, Music, etc.) and Amazon Prime.
A long while Amazon had not updated its Fire HD tablet lineup. However, now after about two years Amazon announced next generations of the 7-inch and 8-inch Fire Tablets and also their special editions for kids with upgraded features. These are known as Fire 7, Fire HD 8, Fire 7 for Kids, and Fire HD 8 for Kids and will be available to buy from first week of the June.
Features and Specification of Newly Announced Fire Tablets
The most sold Amazon tablet known as Fire 7 or now the Fire 7 2017 has come with few improvements and upgrades regardless of the same price. The significant upgrade is the support of now upto 256GB microSD card. The screen of the tablet has been improved with having contrast and sharper text while the resolution 1024 x 600 and pixel density (171 ppi) remains the same with the 2015 Fire 7 model. While Battery life is now improved to 8 hour on random media from 7 hour battery life, improvement of 1 hour and newcomer now also has better Wi-Fi coverage with dual band WiFi. The device is supported by 1.3 GHz CPU and 1GB of RAM. The tablet will be available in black, punch red, marine blue and canary yellow.
The Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition has been priced at $100 with 2 year worry free guarantee and some upgraded specs and features. The Storage of Kids Edition Fire HD 7 tablet is 16 GB and comes with a rugged case. It also has one year subscription to Amazon FreeTime bundle which offers access to age-appropriate content like videos and games.
Amazon has cut the price of Fire HD 8 basic model to $80 from $90 Fire HD 8 version of 2015. While like Fire HD 7, it also has Kids Edition which priced at $130 with bonus features. Kids edition comes with a kid proof case, a 2 year worry-free guarantee and 1 year of subscription to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.
The $80 Fire HD has internal memory of 16 GB and will be available in four color options, black, blue, red and yellow. The newcomer has 8 inch 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display supported by 1.3 GHz quad core CPU and 1.5 GB of RAM and MircoSD card slot. Its battery life is claimed to be 12 hours. It has WiFi a/b/g/n (dual band) and Bluetooth as available connections. While there’s also a 32 GB model priced higher. The Fire HD 8 inch tablets will ship from June 7th.
One of the most important thing to know is that newly announced Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 come with Alexa voice-operated assistant. So these tablets can play audiobooks or music, find news or places or give weather updates over voice command. While Amazon has awesome customer support which now includes Screen Sharing for all tablets along with email, web and phone contact.