The Fire TV isn’t the only Amazon device being refreshed today. Amazon has also updated nearly all of their Fire tablets today. They’ve released the $50 tablet they were rumored to release, which surprisingly has a 7 inch screen instead of the rumored 6 inch screen, as well as a kids version of the same tablet with a no questions asked replacement policy. There’s also the new Fire HD 8 which is their thinnest tablet ever and the Fire HD 10 which is their largest tablet ever. Read on for a full rundown of each model and its important specs.
The simply name Fire Tablet is most affordable tablet Amazon has ever released at just $49.99. It features a 7″ 1024×600 display and a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It has 8GB of internal storage which is expandable through its microSD card slot. Incredibly, Amazon managed to include both a VGA front and 2 MP rear camera capable of capturing 720p video. The tablet is also available in Germany and the UK.
The Fire Kids Edition tablet is identical to the above Fire Tablet in specs. For an extra $50 you get a 2-year worry-free guarantee which means Amazon will replace the tablet for free for up to 2 years regardless of what happens to it. No questions asked. It comes with a thick foam case to protect it from drops and is also available in Germany and the UK.
The new Fire HD 8 tablet is Amazon’s thinnest and most well rounded tablet. It has an 8 inch screen similar to the iPad Mini, but less than half the price at $149.99. The tablet has a screen resolution of 1280 x 800 and is powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core CPU. You’ll also find a 720p front facing camera as well as a 5 MP rear camera capable of 1080p video. This tablet comes in 8 or 16 GB models which is expandable via the built in microSD card slot. Other perks include dual-band 802.11ac wireless and dual Dolby stereo speakers. Like the rest of the tablets, this too is also available in Germany and the UK.
Last but most certainly not least is the Fire HD 10. Starting at $229.99, this is Amazon largest tablet measuring in with a 1280 x 800 10 inch screen. Inside is the same 1.5GHz quad-core CPU powering, the same 720p front facing camera, and the same 5 MP rear camera capable of 1080p video that you’ll find in the the new Fire HD 8. The similarities continue with dual-band ac wifi and Dolby stereo speakers. WHere the 10 differs from the 8 is internal storage. THe Fire HD 10 comes with 16GB of internal storage with an option to bump that up to 32GB. Of course, a microSD slot is also present for expanding needs. For those of you overseas, you can also pick up this tablet in Germany and the UK.
In addition to a hardware refresh, all of these tablets also come with a brand new operating system by the name of Fire OS 5. Amazon has thankfully scrapped the old carousel interface for a more familiar homescreen grid of icons.