Amazon is giving its upcoming Fire HD 8 tablet a major revamp, as well as a much-needed visual refresh. The brand new Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition still have 8-inch 1,280 x 800 screens, but which are packed into a more impressive design.
However, the bezels are not as thick as they were in the past. The line of tablets also share faster 2GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 processors that are allegedly 30 percent faster, as well as a minimum of 32GB of internal storage, and finally, USB-C port.
The New Fire HD 8 Plus is the Star
The regular Fire HD 8 tablet and the Kids Edition models won’t be as striking with the 2GB of RAM, 2MP front and rear cameras, and 12 hours of battery life. The real player this time around in the series is the Fire HD 8 Plus model.
Besides its 3GB of RAM and faster-wired charging via a 9W adapter, the Fire HD 8 Plus also supports wireless charging if you happen to have a compatible dock or a similar device. Amazon plans using it as an Alexa-powered smart screen, similar to the Echo Show, but it could also be great if you’d like to quickly grab the tablet to read a book.
You can already pre-order the updated Fire HD 8 tablet for $90 before its official launch that is scheduled to take place on June 3rd, 2020. The Fire HD 8 Plus is set to be released on the same day for $110. The Kids Edition model is expected to cost the same $140, but it comes with the usual kid-ready case, a year of FreeTime Unlimited, and a two-year ‘worry-free guarantee.’
The new Fire HD 8 tablets are not revolutionary, but they might be ideal if you like the size and only need a few features.
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