New Amazon Fire HD 8, features, price and data sheet

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Amazon has just renewed its catalog of tablets, which includes products such as the Amazon Fire 7 and Amazon Fire HD 10, with the new Amazon Fire HD 8a renewed proposal that comes to succeed the model of the same range presented in 2020.

We are facing one of the cheapest tablets from Amazon, whose formula to conquer the public is to be more thin, light and fast, the latter thanks to a new processor, but it is not saved from a price increase of 15 euros.

Amazon Fire HD 8 data sheet

Amazon Fire HD 8

SCREEN

8-inch touch screen with HD resolution (1280 x 800)

189 dpi

Advanced polarizing filter

dimensions and weight

201.90 x 137.34 x 9.60mm

337g

cpu and ram

2.0GHz Hexa-Core

2GB RAM

STORAGE

32 GB (25.2 GB of available user space)

64 GB (54.5 GB of available user space)

Support SD card up to 1TB

drums

“Up to 13 hours to read, surf the Internet, watch videos and listen to music”

Charges in about 5 hours using the 5W adapter and cable included in the box

connectivity

Wi-Fi Dual Band 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 5.2

ports

USB-C

AUDIO

3.5mm stereo input and integrated speakers

SENSORS

Accelerometer and ambient light sensor

CAMERAS

2 MP front and rear cameras with 720p HD video recording

Colors

Black

OTHERS

VoiceView screen reader

PRICE

From 114.99 euros (version with advertising)

New Fire HD 8 Tablet, with 8-inch HD Display, 32GB Storage, and 30% Faster Processor, Built for Entertainment (2022 Model) |  Black, with advertising

New Fire HD 8 Tablet, with 8-inch HD Display, 32GB Storage, and 30% Faster Processor, Built for Entertainment (2022 Model) | Black, with advertising

Amazon Fire HD 8 is updated with minor changes

As we can see in the images, the new Amazon Fire HD 8 is visually identical to the interior model. We are facing a device with a 8 inch touch screen with resolution of 1280 x 800 with 189 dpi and IPS (in-plane switching) technology.

The changes, although subtle, are present. We have gone from 9.7mm to 9.6mm thick and from 355 grams to 337 grams in weight. Internally, in addition, there are changes at the processor level. We now have a 2.0 GHz Hexa-Core (previously a 2.0 GHz Quad-Core).

According to Amazon, this new CPU is 30% faster than the previous one, which means that we could do more things faster with the device, such as surfing the internet or send an email and watch videos at the same time with the Picture-in-Picture function.

Where there are no changes is in the memory and storage section. We continue with the 2020 configuration, that is, 2 GB of RAM and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage and the possibility of increasing it with SD cards of up to 1 TB of capacity.

Amazon Fire Hd 8 2

Yes there is a small update at the level of autonomy. We do not know the mAh of the battery, because Amazon does not publish them, but it indicates that the new Fire HD 8 will be able to offer up to 13 hours to perform different activities when before they promised 12.

As for the connections, we have Bluetooth 5.2 suitable for stereo headphones, speakers, microphone and LE accessories compatible with A2DP (previously Bluetooth 5.0 LE), a USB-C port for charging and data transfer and 3.5 mm stereo input.

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At the software level, the OS is still Android, which opens up the possibility of using applications such as Netflix, Instagram, TikTok, etc. Of course, the voice assistant, as expected, is Alexa, which now also works with text-to-speech commands.

Price and availability of the new Amazon Fire HD 8

We come to one of the most important points: the price. As we mentioned above, the Amazon tablet has not been spared from price increases. The 2020 Amazon Fire HD 8 started at €99.99 for the ad-supported version.

This year’s model, however, starts at 114.99 euros for the version with advertising, an increase of 15 euros in the most basic version that we can buy. It will be available from October 19 in Spain, but it can be reserved from today on Amazon.

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