Amazon unveiled the original Fire HD 8 tablet last year. It received a good response from the users. And this made them come back with a newer model of the same. But, this time the new model is equipped with more improved features to impress the tablet users. The always-on hands-free Alexa is the most notable changes made in the new Fire HD 8 tablet.
The 2017 version of Fire HD 8 was equipped with great hardware. So, Amazon has retained the hardware part similar. But, they have added some more exciting features to make the new tablet much more helpful.
The features of the new Fire HD 8 tablet are listed here:
- It is equipped with the always-on hands-free Alexa. So, you can say anything to the tablet even when it is asleep. Thus, the need of waking up first the device to say something is eliminated now.
- However, the battery part needs to be compromised a bit for the newly added feature. The 12 hours of battery life is now reduced to 10 hours.
- Users can also turn off the always-on Alexa if required.
- Under the hood, it is powered by the same hardware. So it has that same 8-inch 1280×800 resolution display, a 1.3 GHz processor along with 1.5 GB RAM. The storage can be chosen from either 16 GB or 32 GB. 16 GB is the basic model.
- A new 2 MP front camera is the added advantage in the new model. It offers 720p video chat. The rear camera is also 2 MP.
The 16 GB model is priced at $80 (with screen lock ads). But the ads free one will cost you $95. The 32 GB model is a bit more expensive. You need to pay $110 to get the tablet with ads while the ads free one will cost you $125.
Pre-order is already started!