Amazon’s new line of Fire HD 8 tablets sport faster processors than their predecessors, along with a 12-hour battery life and USB-C charging. The high-end Fire HD 8 Plus even supports Qi wireless charging, a rare feature for a tablet. Starting at $90, Amazon’s new Fire HD 8 tablets are available for preorder and release on June 3rd.
With its updates, Amazon is bringing the Fire HD 8 line up to speed with the Fire HD 10. The new $90 Fire HD 8 has an upgraded Quad-Core processor and 2 GB of RAM, along with a MicroSD slot for up to 1 TB of expandable storage. It charges over USB-C and fits in Amazon’s new Fire 8 kickstand case, which doesn’t seem to be for sale yet.
An extra $20 will net you the Fire HD 8 Plus, which has an additional gigabyte of RAM and supports wireless charging through the Amazon Wireless Charging Dock, or any other Qi-Certified charger. But other than the extra RAM and wireless charging support, the HD 8 Plus is identical to the basic Fire HD 8.
Parents can also grab the new $140 Fire HD 8 Kids Edition, which comes with a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, a rugged kids case, and a two-year replacement plan. It may seem expensive, but the HD 8 Kids Edition saves you from buying a $20 kids case or paying for a year of FreeTime Unlimited. Also, Amazon will replace the tablet for free if it breaks within two years of the purchase date—a policy that’s well worth its price tag.
Source: Amazon via Business Wire