Amazon’s New Fire HD 8 Tablets Launched in India

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Amazon has expanded its portfolio after the launch of three new tablets – Fire HD 8 (2020), Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) in India.

All the 3 tablets bring long battery life, faster chipsets, more RAM, and give subscription-based access to ebooks, movies, and TV shows.

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) has an 8-inch HD display having 800×1200 pixels resolutions. It comes with thick bezels around the display that provides holding space.

The tablet comes with the 2-megapixel front as well as rear-facing cameras. It measures 202x 137x 9.7mm and weighs about 355 grams.

It is powered by an unnamed 2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. The company says this processor is 30 percent faster than the previous one. There are 32GB and 64GB internal storage variants. The storage space can be further expanded via microSD up to 1TB. The storage is also being doubled than the 2018 model.

Amazon also offers free unlimited cloud storage with this tablet for all of its content and photos taken with Fire tablets. This tablet comes with a new Game Mode for providing an optimized gaming experience.

Other key features of Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) include built-in Alexa assistance, Dolby Atmos support, dual speakers, and a USB Type-C port for faster charging.

It offers up to 12 hours of battery life but takes up to five hours to fully charge. The charging speed has been improved due to the presence of the USB Type-C port.

The new Fire HD 8 (2020) edition price is set at $89.99 (roughly Rs. 6,700). A two-pack bundle of this tablet is priced at $159.99 (roughly Rs. 12,000).

It is available in Black, Twilight Blue, White, and Plum color options. The tablet is already listed for pre-order on Amazon.com site, and shipping will start on June 3.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus has an 8-inch HD display having 800×1200 pixels resolutions. It comes with quite slim bezels around the display that provides holding space.

The tablet comes with the 2-megapixel front as well as rear-facing cameras. It measures 137 x 202 x 9.70mm and weighs about 355 grams.

It is powered by an unnamed 2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 3GB RAM. This comes with 32GB storage. The storage space can be further expanded via microSD up to 1TB.

Amazon also offers free unlimited cloud storage with this tablet for all of its content and photos taken with Fire tablets. This tablet comes with a new Game Mode for providing an optimized gaming experience.

Other key features of Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus include built-in Alexa assistance, Dolby Atmos support, dual speakers, and a USB Type-C port for faster charging.

It takes only 4 hours to fully charge through the USB Type-C port and the 9W charger inside the box as well. The company has not revealed the exact battery life of this model. It also supports wireless charging through an additional dock.

The Fire HD 8 Plus price is set at $109.99 (roughly Rs. 8,300). The tablet with a wireless charging dock will cost $139.9 (roughly Rs. 10,500). It is already listed on the Amazon US site, and the pre-order has started. The shipping will start on June 3.

It is available in Black, Slate, White, Twilight Blue, and Plum color options. Fire HD 8 Plus also bundled with six months of Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)

Amazon HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) has the same 8-inch HD display having 800×1200 pixels resolutions. It comes with thick bezels around the display that provides holding space. It also bundled with a kid-proof case with a new adjustable stand available in different color options. As the name suggests, this tablet is specially designed for kids.

The tablet comes with the 2-megapixel front as well as rear-facing cameras. It measures 161 x 220 x 26mm and weighs about 550 grams.

It is powered by an unnamed 2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM. This comes with 32GB storage. The storage space can be further expanded via microSD up to 1TB.

Other key features of Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) include built-in Alexa assistance, Dolby Atmos support, dual speakers, and a USB Type-C port for faster charging.

The tablet supports parental controls so that parents can keep eyes on kids’ activity. Amazon also offers over 20,000 premium age-appropriate books, Audible books, games, educational apps, and a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited.

It takes only 4 hours to fully charge through the USB Type-C port and offers up to 12 hours of battery life.

The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) price is set at $139.99 (roughly Rs. 10,500). If any customer purchases two units together then he/she will get a 25 percent discount.

This tablet is already listed on the Amazon US site and taking pre-orders. The sale will be started on June 3. It Will available in Blue, Pink, and Purple color options.

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