Friday, 19 May 2017

Amazon refreshes $50 Fire 7 tablet with light-weight design, longer-battery life

Amazon is refreshing its Fire 7 tablet with thinner & lighter design, improved display, improved WiFi connectivity and longer battery life, while keeping the price same.

The new Fire 7 tablet features 7-inch 1024 X 600 pixels IPS display with higher contrast and sharper text, and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB/16GB storage, which can be expanded via microSD card (up to 256). Other features include 2MP rear camera, VGA front facing camera, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth and 3.5mm audio jack.

The tablet also supports  Alexa digital assistant to give you quick access to the entertainment you want. You can ask Alexa questions, check your calendar, play music and videos, read audiobooks, set timers, get the news and weather, and even control your smart home.

It promises up to eight hours of battery life under mixed usage. It has a thickness of 9.6mm and weighs 295g, and comes in Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red and Canary Yellow color.

The Fire Tablet 7 is still priced at $49.99 of the 8GB storage variant, and $69.99 for the 16GB storage version. 

There's also a kids edition of the Fire 7 tablet that comes with 16GB storage, a year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited (offers more than 15,000 books, videos, educational apps, and games), a kid-proof case, parental controls and 2-year worry free-guarantee. The rest of the specs are same as that standard version. It is priced at $99.99 and comes in Blue, Pink or Yellow color.

The Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids Editions are up for pre-order in the US through Amazon and will start shipping June 7.

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