After two years, Amazon has finally updated its popular 8-inch model, the Fire HD 8. The new model is faster, lighter, and has excellent battery life. The new Amazon Fire HD 8 starts at $99.99, and the high-end Fire HD 8 Plus starts at $119.99.
The Fire HD 8 is a budget-conscious device with an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, 2.0 GHz Hexa-core processor, and 2GB of RAM. As far as storage options go, you can buy 32GB or 64GB of internal storage. Of course, users can also use the microSD card slot to expand the tablet up to 1TB.
The device features a 2MP front-facing camera that can shoot up to 720p video. Amazon says the tablet can last up to 13 hours on a single charge but doesn’t specify what it will be used for. The device also supports a USB-C port for charging, but it takes up to 5 hours to fully charge the device using the included charger.
Moreover, Amazon has also launched the Fire HD 8 Plus, which has roughly the same specs, except that it will get more than 3GB of RAM, wireless charging, a 5MP camera, and a faster USB charger.
Amazon will also offer various bundles for the tablet, such as the Fire HD 8 Kids, which will come with a case, software and content perks, and parental controls. In addition, Amazon will also launch game bundles with the Luna controller stick.
The Fire HD 8 comes in three colors: black, denim and rose. The Fire HD 8 Plus is available in gray. If you own an older Fire tablet device, you can also get a 20% discount on your purchase. These new Fire HD tablets will be available starting October 19th.