Amazon’s new Fire 7 tablet offers faster processor and more storage for $49.99
E-commerce giant Amazon has today introduced its new 9th generation Fire 7 tablet. This is the successor of the Fire 7 that was introduced a couple of years ago, backed in 2017. Priced at $49.99, it comes with improvements in the hardware configuration.
The new Amazon Fire 7 tablet features a 7-inch IPS display with 1024 x 600 pixels screen resolution and 171ppi pixel density. Under the hood, it is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek chipset, but the company has not specified the chipset model.
It packs 1 GB RAM and comes in two internal storage options — 16 GB and 32 GB. It also supports storage expansion using a mircroSD card of up to 512 GB. As for the cameras, it comes with a 2 MP rear cameras as well as 2 MP front-facing snapper.
As for connectivity options, the tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth with support for A2DP, and USB 2.0. It also comes with features like a 3.5 mm stereo jack, built-in microphone and integrated stereo speakers.
The device measures 192 x 115 x 9.6 mm and weighs 286 grams. As for the battery, the company says that the new tablet offers up to 7 hours of battery life with mixed use. In the software department, it runs Fire OS 6.3 which is based on Android 7.1 Nougat OS.
This new Fire 7 tablet comes in three color options — Sage, Plum, and Twilight Blue. The 16 GB storage model is priced at $49.99 while the 32 GB storage variant costs $69.99. It is now available for pre-order and will start shipping from 6th June.
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Specifications
- CPU: 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek chipset
- RAM: 1 GB
- Operating System: Fire OS 6.3 based on Android 7.1 Nougat
- Display: 6.53-inch HD+ display offering a screen resolution of 1520 x 720 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 90.70% screen-to-body ratio
- Rear Camera: 2 MP
- Front Camera: 2 MP
- Internal Storage: 16/32 GB
- External Storage: Expandable via microSD card up to 512 GB
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, USB 2.0, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Other: Stereo Speakers
- Colors: Sage, Plum, and Twilight Blue
- Battery: Up to 7 hours on a single charge
Amazon Fire 7 Tablet Pricing and Availability
- Price of 16 GB storage model: $49.99
- Price of 32 GB storage model: $69.99
- Availability: On pre-booking; Sale from 6th June