Amazon hurries up Fireplace HD 8 with new chips and longer battery life


Days after refreshing its fundamental Kindle, Amazon has dropped a beefed-up model of its 8in Fireplace HD 8 pill, with a 30% sooner processor than the earlier era and an extended battery life, now with as much as 13 hours of regular use.

The usual mannequin is $100/£100, with the £120 Fireplace HD 8 Plus providing bigger 3GB reminiscence, sooner wired charging over USB-C and a greater 5MP rear digicam. There’s additionally help for wi-fi charging through Qi and as with the earlier gen and final yr’s Fireplace HD 10 Plus, a separate charging dock is obtainable to remodel the HD 8 into what’s, mainly, an Echo Present.

There are additionally two variations for Youngsters, too – Fireplace HD 8 Youngsters and Fireplace HD 8 Youngsters Professional (the latter is designed for youths at college) which include the standard kid-proof case, a yr’s entry to Amazon Youngsters+ and the two-year assure so in case your youngsters drop it down the steps you will get a brand new one.

The tablets additionally now characteristic Faucet to Alexa, a brand new accessibility characteristic that allows you to work together with Alexa by contact fairly than voice. Try our full information to Alexa.

The brand new Fireplace HD 8 vary comes with 32 and 64GB storage choices, plus there’s help for as much as 1TB of expandable storage, too.

The Fireplace HD 8 is now out there in black, denim (sure, blue), and rose colors. Fireplace HD 8 Plus is available in a dimpled end in gray. You can too get covers for them, too. The Youngsters tablets can be found in pink, blue or purple.

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