Amazon Unveils New Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 Tablets with Alexa

Posted Fri May 19, 2017 at 05:30 AM PDT by
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The latest Fire tablet models have been revealed.

Amazon has detailed the newest additions to its Fire line of tablets. The new Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 models offer updated features and improved performance.

"We think customers should expect more from their tablet—better hardware, more features, access to tons of great content—but shouldn’t have to pay a premium for it," said Kevin Keith, General Manager, Fire Tablets. "Our approach is to offer premium products at non-premium prices. The all-new Fire 7 is thinner and lighter, offers an improved display, longer battery life, and better Wi-Fi connectivity—while keeping the same low price of $49.99. For only $30 more, the all-new Fire HD 8 offers a vibrant 8” HD widescreen display, up to 12 hours of battery life, faster performance, and 16 GB of storage. Plus, both tablets include Alexa—it’s an incredible value we think customers will love."

The new Fire HD 8 features a widescreen 8-inch 1280 x 800 HD display and up to 12 hours of battery life. Under the hood, the device is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor and 1.5 GB of RAM. In addition, the tablet includes dual stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos tech, Alexa support, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 2 MP rear-facing HD camera. Pre-orders with 16 GB ($80) or 32 GB ($110) of internal storage are now live for a June 7 release.

Compared to previous models, the new Fire 7 uses a thinner and lighter design, an improved 7-inch 1024x600 IPS display, and longer battery life with support for up to 8 hours of mixed use. Under the hood, the tablet is powered by a Quad-Core 1.3 GHz CPU with 1 GB of RAM. In addition, the device includes Alexa support, a VGA front-facing camera, and a 2 MP rear-facing HD camera. Pre-orders with 8 GB ($50) or 16 GB ($70) of storage are now live for a June 7 release.

Source: Amazon

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