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Amazon just updated its Fire HD 8 tablet and is now offering three varieties – a vanilla HD 8, HD 8 Plus and HD 8 Kids Edition, which is identical to the HD 8 but comes with a special protective case. All three bring faster chipsets, more RAM and USB-C connectors.

Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

The Fire HD 8 Plus is built around an 8-inch IPS HD panels with 1280 × 800 resolution, though the bezels are now equally thick on all sides. It is powered by a 2.0 GHz quad core CPU, paired with a 3 GB RAM and storage capacity of 32 GB / 64 GB (optional).

The HD 8 Plus comes with a wireless charging capabilities, marking a first for the Fire line. In addition, Amazon is offering a faster 9W power adapter in the box and an optional wireless charging dock.

As far as camera is concerned, it has just 2MP cameras on the front and back and Amazon’s Fire OS on top of Android. Battery life is rated at 12 hours on a single charge. There’s also dual speakers.

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Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet Specifications

Network: WiFi version

CPU: 2.0GHz quad-core

Display: 8-inch WXGA 1280 × 800

RAM: 3GB

Storage: 32GB / 64GB (up to 1TB for microSD)

Main camera: 2MP

Front camera: 2MP

Operating System: Fire OS (Android base)

Dimension: 202.0 x 137.0 x 9.7mm

Weight: 355g

Battery: Up to 9W compatible adapter

Color: Slate

WLAN: IEEE 802.11

Bluetooth: v5.0

USB: USB Type-C

Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

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Others: Dual stereo Speaker, Dolby Atmos

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus

Fire HD 8 Plus Tablet Specifications

The HD 8 Plus will go for $110 and comes with 6 months’ worth of Kindle Unlimited. The slate is up for pre-order and will be available from June 3.

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