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The new Amazon Fire HD 8 comes with Alexa on board

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Amazon Fire HD 8

Amazon has just taken the wraps off its new Fire HD 8 tablet, which comes with Alexa on board. In addition to this attractive voice assistant service, the tablet also comes with a handy specs sheet underneath. However, this won’t contend with the high-end tablets that are available out there. This is evident by the starting price of $89.99. The company is taking pre-orders right away, with units expected to ship by September 21.

Let’s have a quick look at the hardware of the Fire HD 8:

  • 8-inch 1280 x 800 display
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2MP rear camera
  • VGA front camera
  • 16/32GB storage (expandable)
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • Android with Fire OS (upgradable to Fire OS 5.4)
  • 4,750 mAh battery
  • Stereo speakers (Dolby)

The pricing for the models are as follows:

16GB with special offers$89.99

16GB without special offers$104.99

32GB without special offers $119.99

32GB without special offers$134.99

Given that you’re spending under $135 regardless of the model you pick, we think you’re getting a very good bargain here. Amazon’s Fire HD tablets have always catered to the budget-conscious public, so this is not particularly surprising to us. You can head over to Amazon page below to pre-order the tablets right away.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 successor could launch soon with upgraded hardware

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#Amazon has created big ripples in the budget tablet industry with its #FireHD series of tablets. A new report is mentioning that the company is now planning a successor to the Kindle Fire HD 8. In terms of upgrades, the GFXBench benchmark listing has revealed that this tablet will come with 1.5GB of RAM, the 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8163 chipset, a downgraded 2-megapixel rear camera, 8GB of storage and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The benchmark listing reveals that Amazon will keep the display size and resolution unchanged at 1280 x 800 pixels, which should make it a decent offering, assuming Amazon has the right pricing for the device. The company still hasn’t confirmed the arrival of the tablet, so treat this as speculation for the time being.

Amazon has been very successful with its Fire HD range of tablets, so it’s no surprise that the company wants to continue on this path. We’ll keep you posted on any new details that emerge on this front.

Source: GFXBench

Via: Pocketnow