Amazon Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids next-generation tablets have been announced in the US on Wednesday. According to the company, the new tablets double the RAM and offer up to 40 percent more battery life than the previous generation of Fire 7 tablets. These affordable tablets share similar specifications, including a 7-inch IPS touchscreen with a 1,024×600 pixels resolution. Additionally, the Fire 7 Kids comes with a protective case with a built-in stand, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, and a two-year worry-free guarantee.
Amazon Fire 7, Fire 7 Kids price, availability
The Amazon Fire 7 is available to pre-order starting from $59.99. It comes in Black, Denim, and Rose colours. Meanwhile, the Amazon Fire 7 Kids can be pre-ordered beginning from $109.99. This tablet comes with a protective case in Blue, Red, or Purple colours.
Both of these Amazon tablets will start shipping from June 29.
Amazon Amazon Fire 7, Fire 7 Kids specifications, features
The Amazon Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids feature similar specifications. They sport a 7-inch IPS display with a 1,200×600 pixels resolution capable of supporting SD video playback. These tablets are powered by an unspecified 2GHz chipset paired with 2GB of RAM. They offer 16GB and 32GB storage options. There is also a microSD slot for up to 1TB of storage.
Amazon claims that the battery on these tablets can last for up to 10 hours of normal use. Furthermore, it is said to take up to 4 hours to fully charge them. There are also 2-megapixel cameras on the front and back that are capable of HD recording. On the right side, they feature a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm jack, volume rockers, and a power button.
Differences appear in the form of their size and weight. The Amazon Fire 7 is 180.68×117.59×9.67mm in dimensions and weighs about 282g. On the other hand, the Fire 7 Kids measures 162x201x28mm and weighs around 429g.