Amazon introduced the updated Fire HD 8 tablets -- they got faster, thinner, easier, and still cost $99

Amazon introduced the updated Fire HD 8 tablets -- they got faster, thinner, easier, and still cost

Amazon announced updated versions of Fire HD 8, the new Fire HD 8 models, Fire HD 8 Plus, Fire HD 8 Kids and Fire HD 8 Kids Pro. The new ones became thinner, easier and faster. The sales will start next month.

Amazon stated that the Fire HD 8 model is 30% faster than the previous version. It is 13 hours longer than the previous version, which is an hour longer than the previous version. The battery is charged via the USB-C port. It takes five hours to complete the battery. Amazon also claims that Fire HD 8 is twice as strong as the iPad Mini in drop tests.

All the Fire HD 8 tablets received an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 points, as well as an unnamed 6-nuclear processor with a frequency of up to 2 GHz. The base version of the tablet has 2 Gbytes of operational memory and 32 or 64 Gbytes of flash memory. There is also a memory card slot of up to 1 Tbyte. Specifications also include front and main cameras with a resolution of 2 Mp, as well as a 3.5 mm audio distribution.

The Fire HD 8 Plus tablet is fully charged in three hours and has 3 Gbytes of operational memory. The flash memory is also 32 or 64 Gbyte, and there is also a microSD slot for maps up to 1 Tbyte. In addition, Fire HD 8 Plus supports wireless charging and is equipped with 2-Mp and 5-Mp cameras.

The Fire HD 8 Kids and Fire HD 8 Kids Pro models are essentially a typical Fire HD 8 model with a complete protective bright cover that will provide protection against fall. Also, Amazon provides these tablets with an extended two-year guarantee, so if the children break it, the company promises to replace the device for free. Kids model is less age oriented, it has no app store and it is delivered with a thicker cover. Kids Pro model for children aged 6-12 years has an app store with parental control and a thinr locker.

Children ' s tablets also have an annual subscription to Amazon Kids+, which provides access to books, apps and games. By paying $10, the user will gain access to Disney ' s content. There are also parental control functions, including limiting the time a child can spend with a tablet.

Amazon also stated that Fire tablets would have a Tap to Alexa function that would allow the use of Alexa by touching instead of voice. This function would be useful to speech users.

The value of Amazon Fire HD 8 is $99, Fire HD 8 Plus is $119, Fire HD 8 Kids and Fire HD 8 Kids Pro is $149.