For many years, Amazon has produced some of the best low-cost, value for money Android tablets released under its Amazon Fire brand.
Today, the company announced a whole new line of Fire tablets, with a range of devices suitable for the entire family.
Here’s everything you need to know about Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets.
The All-New Fire HD 8 is the most affordable of the new tablets. The 8-inch 1280×800 display means you’ll get a crisp experience while watching movies and TV shows. The tablet comes equipped with 2GB of RAM and a quad-core 2GHz processor.
It is available in 32GB or 64GB variants, although this can be expanded up to 1TB via a microSD card. The All-New Fire HD 8 now uses a USB-C charging port, meaning that the tablet will fully charge in just five hours.
As with the company’s other devices, the tablet comes pre-loaded with Amazon services like Prime Video, Kindle, and Amazon Music. There’s also support for Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. The brand-new Game Mode allows you to enjoy a distraction-free gaming experience on the tablet, too.
When a smartphone launches with a Plus model, that often means the device is physically larger. That’s not the case here; the Plus refers to the additional services and component upgrades found on the All-New Fire HD 8 Plus.
The tablet comes with 3GB of RAM, a 2GHz quad-core processor, and support for wireless charging. There’s also a specialized 9W charger included, which can fully charge your Fire HD 8 Plus in just four hours.
The Fire HD tablets are firm favorites for families. The low-cost devices are easy to use and, as they are geared towards Amazon’s entertainment services, generally family-friendly, too. However, the All-New Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is specifically tailored to younger children.
The tablet comes in a colorful bumper, which protects it against unexpected drops and knocks. The software is adapted, too, using Amazon’s Fire for Kids interface. This keeps all media, including ebooks, videos, and audio, age-appropriate. There are improved parental controls available as well.
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The newly-launched Fire HD 8 tablets can be pre-ordered on Amazon now, and the company expects shipments to start on June 3rd, 2020. Despite coming loaded with Amazon’s services, they are still a great deal even if you don’t use that ecosystem.
That said, if you think these entertainment devices don’t quite suit your needs, consider one of the best tablets for reading digital books instead.