Days after refreshing its primary Kindle, Amazon has dropped a beefed-up model of its 8in Fireplace HD 8 pill, with a 30% sooner processor than the previous generation and an extended battery life, now with as much as 13 hours of regular use.
The usual mannequin is $100/£100, with the £120 Fireplace HD 8 Plus providing bigger 3GB reminiscence, sooner wired charging over USB-C and a greater 5MP rear digital camera. There’s additionally help for wi-fi charging through Qi and as with the earlier gen and final 12 months’s Fire HD 10 Plus, a separate charging dock is on the market to rework the HD 8 into what’s, mainly, an Echo Show.
There are additionally two variations for Youngsters, too – Fireplace HD 8 Youngsters and Fireplace HD 8 Youngsters Professional (the latter is designed for youths at college) which include the same old kid-proof case, a 12 months’s entry to Amazon Youngsters+ and the two-year assure so in case your children drop it down the steps you will get a brand new one.
The tablets additionally now function Faucet to Alexa, a brand new accessibility function that allows you to work together with Alexa by means of contact fairly than voice. Try our full guide to Alexa.
The brand new Fireplace HD 8 vary comes with 32 and 64GB storage choices, plus there’s help for as much as 1TB of expandable storage, too.
The Fireplace HD 8 is now accessible in black, denim (sure, blue), and rose colors. Fireplace HD 8 Plus is available in a dimpled end in gray. You can too get covers for them, too. The Youngsters tablets can be found in crimson, blue or purple.
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