Amazon has announced a new update for its Fire HD EIGHT pill, adding a faster processor, extra RAM, and USB-C charging. These are all welcome updates for the EIGHT-inch tablet, which hasn’t noticed a significant update in years. There’s also a brand new Fire HD 8 Plus model, which offers much more RAM and Qi wi-fi charging, in a primary for any of Amazon’s hardware.
The regular Fire HD 8 is getting spec boost nearly across the board. The processor is getting bumped up from a 1.3GHz quad-middle chip to a 2.0 GHz person who Amazon says is 30 percent quicker. RAM goes from 1.5GB at the 2018 style to 2GB. Storage is being doubled, going from a choice among 16GB and 32GB to 32GB and 64GB models, with up to 1TB of expandable garage thru a microSD card (up from 400GB on the vintage style).
The display is, unfortunately, still the same, with an EIGHT-inch 1280 x 800 panel, and battery life remains to be predicted at round 12 hours, despite the fact that you’ll give you the chance to charge it sooner, way to the addition of USB-C. All informed, it’s a similar set of enhancements to the enhancements on final 12 months’s Fireplace HD 10, which also used to be overhauled with higher specs and USB-C charging.
Those upgrades come at a price, regardless that: the base type will now start at $89.99 as opposed to $79.99, even if Amazon might be providing a limited time -pack package for $159.99.
The Fireplace HD 8 Plus and the Angreat charging dock.
at the side of the standard Hearth HD EIGHT, despite the fact that, are two new models: the fireplace HD EIGHT Plus, which, at $109.99, prices $20 greater than the common model however ups the RAM to 3GB, adds Qi wireless charging, and features a sooner 9W charger within the box and 6 months of Kindle Limitless service.
Amazon will also offer the fireplace HD 8 Plus in a $139.99 package deal that includes a new “Made for Amazon Wireless Charging Dock” from Angreat (an adjunct corporate that currently provides Amazon’s USB-C chargers for the fire HD 10) for $139.99. Whilst the Angreat charger is in particular designed to suit the hearth HD EIGHT Plus, any Qi charger will paintings with the tablet.
The Fire HD 8 Youngsters Variation.
There’s additionally the standard “Children Model” of the standard Hearth HD 8, which prices $139.99. That will get you identical hardware to the fireplace HD 8, however it’s bundled with Amazon’s colourful “child-evidence” case (with the same updated stand as the fireplace HD 10 Youngsters Variation). The Fire HD 8 Children Variation additionally comes with a -12 months extended alternative application and a unfastened yr of Amazon’s FreeTime service for coping with content and parental controls.
Preorders for all three Fireplace HD 8 drugs begin these days over at Amazon.com, and all three models expected to ship on June third.