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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet launched, price starts at USD 149.99

Amazon has unveiled two new tablets in addition to the new Amazon Fire (2015) and also an upgraded Fire Kids Edition. We will take a look at the specifications and features of the Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet here.


Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet Specifications

The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet features a 8-inch (1280 x 800 pixels) HD IPS display that has a pixel density of 189 ppi. It is powered by 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT8135 processor along with PowerVR G6200 GPU. It has 1 GB of RAM and comes with 8 or 16 GB of internal memory which can also be expanded up to 128 GB via microSD card. The device runs on Fire OS 5 based on Android Lollipop out of the box. It comes with the Amazon Underground app store that offers over $10,000 worth apps, games and in-app purchases for free.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 comes with a 5 megapixel primary rear camera that is capable of recording 1080p Full HD videos. On the front, it has a 720p HD front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. The tablet is 7.7 mm thick and weighs 311 grams. It has a 3.5 mm audio jack, integrated stereo speaker with Dolby Audio. It also comes with an accelerometer and gyroscope.

The Fire HD 8 tablet includes Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth with A2DP, and USB 2.0 as connectivity options. The tablet claims to have a battery life of up to 8 hours with mixed usage.


The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet is available in Black, Magenta, Blue and Tangerine color variants and has been priced at US $149.99 (INR Rs 9,880 approximately) for the 8GB variant and US $169.99 (INR Rs 11,200 approximately) for the 16GB variant. It can now be ordered on Amazon and the device starts shipping from September 30.

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