Amazon has introduced its latest 8th generation Fire HD 8 2018, a successor to the similar specs previous Fire HD 8. The main difference between the old and the new Fire HD 8 is that the latest one comes with Alexa hands-free support.
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018: A Successor?
The Fire HD 8 2018 packs in an 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS display, powered by a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor, paired with 1.5GB RAM, paired with 16GB / 32GB expandable storage, runs on Android Nougat-based Fire OS 6, and a battery life of up to 10 hours (mixed usage).
Furthermore, it comes with a new 2-megapixel front camera, up from VGA in the previous generation. Apart from that, this new Fire HD 8 comes with Alexa hands-free support that lets you ask Alexa to play a song, pause a movie, video call a friend or family member, and more—using only your voice, even when your screen is on standby.
Amazon Fire HD 8 2018 Specifications
- 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS display with 189ppi
- 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor
- 1.5GB RAM
- 16GB (9.8GB available to user) / 32GB (23.8GB available to user) storage + expandable via microSD (up to 400GB)
- 2MP rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Android Nougat-based Fire OS 6
- Battery life of up to 10 hours (mixed usage)
- Accelerometer, ambient light sensor
- 3.5 mm stereo jack, Built-in microphone and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Audio
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth with support for A2DP, USB 2.0
- Dimensions – 214 x 128 x 9.7mm; Weight 363 grams
The new Fire HD 8 comes in Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow, and is priced at $79.99 (~Rs 5,767) for 16GB of storage, while the 32GB version is priced at $109.99 (~Rs 7,930). It is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on October 4 in the U.S.