Amazon launches three new range of Fire HD tablets that costs starting from $50 and going all the way upto $229.99 depending upon the size. The new Fire tablets are aimed to undercut competitors like Samsung and other low-cost tablet makers with twice the processing power compared to rivals and a battery that lasts close to an iPad.
Amazon claims that its new range of tablets survived the torture test in a spinning washing machines and lasted to stand the torture of 200 rotations to be precise. In contrast, the Apple’s iPad Air 2 lasted only 30 rotations in similar conditions.
The three Fire HD tablets are available in 7″, 8″ and 10.1-inch displays screen sizes, costing $50, $149.99 and $229.99 respectively.
7 Inch Amazon Fire HD Specification
7 inch Fire HD tablets packs a quad-core 1.3Ghz processor, On the display part, screen is good enough at different angles with a resolution of 1024 X 600. There’s only 8 Gb of local storage for all your OS, apps and data. But you can make use of the microSD card slot to expand the storage up to 128 GB. The rear camera is of 2 megapixels and VGA front camera, for audio, there’s a single speaker and a regular audio jack.
Specification for 8″ and 10.1″ versions
8 and 10.1 Inch Fire HD tablets have a similar 1280 X 800 resolution screens and bit more horsepower too. Both have a 1.5 GHz quad-core chip with a dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wifi.
Camera is also better with a higher 5-megapixel rear camera and a pair of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. battery lasts upto 8 hours on a single charge claims Amazon.
On the storage part, the 8-inch version has 8Gb or 16Gb option and 16 or 32 Gb option for the 10.1 inch Fire HD.
All the 3 tablets have microSD slots expandable up to 128 GB. You can pre-order these new range of Fire HD tablets from Amazon now, for a September 30 release.
With these new range of low-cost tablets, Amazon is smartly targetting the larger mass market. We have to wait a couple of months to see how well it sells.