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Amazon introduces new Fire HD 8 with more storage

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Amazon has introduced a new Fire HD 8 tablet in the US. It has the same 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS display, but this has more storage with 16GB and 32GB options, 1.5GB of RAM and also promises up to 12 hours of battery life. It also brings support for Alexa its own cloud-based voice service that lets you play music, launch games, read audiobooks, and more through voice commands.

Alexa support will be available soon for the new Fire HD 8 and other Fire tablets through Fire OS 5.4 update.

New Amazon Fire HD 8 specifications

  • 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS display at 189 ppi
  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM, 16GB (11.1GB available to user) or 32GB (25.3GB available to user) of internal storage, expandable memory up to 200GB with microSD
  • Android-based Fire OS 5
  • 2.0 MP rear camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Dimensions – 214 x 128 x 9.2 mm; weight 341 grams
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth with support for A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack, Built-in microphone and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Audio
  • Accelerometer, gyroscope, ambient light sensor
  • Battery life of up to 12 hours mixed use

The new Amazon Fire HD 8 comes in Black, Magenta, Blue and Tangerine colors and is priced at $89.99 (Rs. 6000 approx.) for 16GB and $119.99 (Rs. 7990 approx.) for 32GB versions. It is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com and ships from September 21.

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