Amazon updates its Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets

With an eye on the upcoming summer holidays, a time when many users take the opportunity to purchase or renew their devices and have everything ready for their getaways, Amazon has released a new update to its low-cost Amazon Fire 7 and Amazon Fire HD 8 tabletsboth with the Fire OS operating system based on Android and provided with its Alexa digital assistant.

Both the seven-inch and eight-inch models of the Amazon Fire tablets are now available for preorder and can be purchased by users from €54.99 and €84.99 each respectively (special price for Premium users). Shipments will begin next June 7. If you want to know more about the tablets of the giant of internet sales, do not miss what comes next.

So are the new Amazon Fire tablets

The giant of internet sales, Amazon, has already presented its new generation of “ultra cheap” tablets, the Amazon Fire, with different prices depending on whether or not you are a premium customer of the company. If you were thinking of renewing your tablet, maybe here you will find what you were looking for, with the undoubted Amazon guarantee and a more than reasonable price.

Amazon Fire 7

We start with the smallest and cheapest model, the Amazon Fire 7 tablet. First released in fall 2015, the new version is thinner and lighter than the original modeland also has a Enhanced 7-inch IPS with 1,024 x 600 resolution and a density of 171 dpi.

Very noteworthy is its battery that with a single charge it is capable of holding up to 8 hourswithout forgetting that for the first time it offers dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Inside, the Fire 7 has a 1.3 GHz quad-core unknown-name processor accompanied by 1GB RAMY 8 or 16 GB of internal storage that can be expanded through a microSD card up to 256 GB.

In the video and photography section it has a VGA front camera and a 2 MP rear camera and although in the United States it is offered in four colors (black, navy blue, red, yellow), it seems that in Spain, for the moment, we are going to be left wanting so much variety, because I only see it available in black . Its dimensions are 192 x 115 x 9.6 mm and it weighs 295 grams.

The price of the new Amazon Fire 7 is as follows: for the 8GB model, €54.99 with “special offers” or €69.99 without “special offers”; for the 16GB model, €79.99 with “special offers” or €94.99 without “special offers”.

Amazon Fire HD 8

The older sister is the new Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet which, as its name suggests, has a 8 inch screen with resolution 1,280 x 800 and 189 dpi. Inside we find the same 1.3 GHz quad-core processorbut this time accompanied by 1.5GB RAM and a battery that promises up to 12 hours of autonomy.

As for sound, while the previous one has a single speaker, here we will find Dual Dolby Atmos stereo speakers. Otherwise, the Fire HD 8 has the same features as the Fire 7: same VGA front-facing camera, same 2 MP rear-facing camera with 720p HD video recording, same dual-band Wi-Fi connectivity, and same color options. (in Spain, only black).

The last difference is found in its internal storage as this model is offered with 16 or 32 GB of storage. Its dimensions are 214 x 128 x 9.7 mm and it weighs 369 grams.

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And when it comes to its price, we will also find the usual Amazon distinctions between premium and non-premium customers. In this sense, the Amazon Fire HD 8 can be purchased at a price of €109.99 or €124.99 for the 16GB model depending on whether we buy it “with special offers” or not, and either €129.99 or €144.99 for the 32GB model with the same distinction.

both models can already be purchased in pre-sale and they will begin to be sent to their first buyers from next June 7.