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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 (2020)

Amazon Fire HD 8

The Fire HD 8 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 2 GB RAM and storage capacity of 32 GB / 64 GB (optional). Amazon claimed that the new quad-core CPU clocked at 2.0 GHz will deliver 30% faster performance than the previous-gen tablet (1.3GHz quad-core processor).

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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Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition

Further, the ‘Kids Edition’ ships with a colorful ‘kid-proof’ case as usual. It is also eligible for a 2-year extended replacement program and customers also get a year subscription of Amazon’ FreeTime service for parental controls as well as for managing content.

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Fire HD 8 (2020) / Fire HD 8 Kids Edition (2020) Specifications

Network: WiFi version

CPU: 2.0GHz quad-core

Display: 8-inch IPS HD 1280 × 800 (189ppi)

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 32GB / 64GB (upto1TB for microSD)

Main camera: 2MP camera

Front camera: 2MP camera

Operating System: Fire OS (Android Base)

Dimension: 202.0 x 137.0 x 9.7mm (Kids model 233.0 x 184.0 x 26.0mm)

Weight: 355g (Kids model 505g)

Battery: Up to 5W adapter

Color: White, Black, Blue (Kids model cover Blue, Pink, Purple)

WLAN: IEEE 802.11

Bluetooth: v5.0

USB: USB Type-C

Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes

Other: Dual stereo speaker, Dolby Atmos

Fire HD 8 Tablet Specifications

The Amazon Fire HD 8 will retail for $90 but there is a two for $160 bundle.

The HD 8 Kids Edition comes with a base price of $140 bundled with a year of Amazon’s FreeTime parental control and kids’ content app. Both are up for pre-order and will be available from June 3.

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