With the Fire HD 8, Amazon not only offers one of the most popular but above all one of the cheapest Android tablets. The latest update gives the entire Amazon Fire HD tablet family faster SoCs, longer battery life, extra memory, and more.
Amazon offers a fire tablet 8 for only $89.99, which makes it perfect for children or for everyday tasks. Even in the latest generation, the 8-inch display only has a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, the edges of the display are as thick as ever. There are various upgrades for this inside.
Let’s start with the processor because the new quad-core SoC with a clock frequency of 2.0 GHz is said to be 30 percent faster than its predecessor. The working memory is expanded from 1.5 to 2 GB, the internal memory offers either 32 or 64 GB in the new model, a microSD card can expand this by up to 1 TB.
Amazon also promises a battery life of up to 12 hours, thanks to USB-C the Amazon Fire HD tablet can be fully charged in five hours. The usual Amazon features, such as Alexa and unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content, are still included, the cameras on the front and back remain limited to 2 megapixel and 720p videos, as with the predecessor.
New Amazon Fire 8 tablet will be available from June 3, but Amazon.com is already taking pre-orders for $89.99. For this you get the version with advertisements and 32GB of storage – the upgrade to 64 GB costs $29.99, the removal of the “special offers” costs $14.99.
Fire HD 8 Plus:
For the relatively small surcharge of $19.99 you get 3GB RAM, a faster 9-watt charger, with which the Amazon Fire HD tablet can be fully charged in four hours, and the possibility to charge the Fire HD 8 Plus wirelessly. The latter is particularly exciting because the tablet can be used on a wireless charger thanks to Alexa Hands-free as a smart display.
The Fire HD 8 Plus can now be pre-ordered for $119.99 via Amazon.com, or with the wireless charging dock is available for $139.99. Both products will ship from June 3, 2020.
Fire HD 8 Kids Edition:
New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition now comes with a robust protective cover including an integrated stand. Buyers also get a two-year warranty that applies even if the child destroys the tablet.
There is also a one-year membership in FreeTime Unlimited, a service through which you can download thousands of child-friendly eBooks and Audible audiobooks for free. Your subscription will then automatically renew every month starting at just $2.99 per month plus applicable tax.
New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet can now be pre-ordered directly from Amazon.com for $139.99, delivery starts on June 3, 2020.