Amazon has just unveiled a new Fire 7 tablet that will retail for $49 for the 16GB version and $69 for 32GB. They are available for pre-order and they will begin shipping on June 6, 2019. Amazon is also offering different colors for the first time, you can choose from black, plum, sage and twilight blue.
The Fire 7 features a 7 inch IPS display with a resolution of 1024×600 at 171 PPI. This is certainly not an HD device. Underneath the hood is a Mediatek Quad-Core 1.3 GHz with 1GB of RAM and there is an SD card that is capable of reading 512GB. There is a Mono speaker, built-in microphone, 2 MP front and rear-facing cameras with 720p HD video recording, Dual-band Wi-Fi. The dimensions are 7.6″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″ (192 mm x 115 mm x 9.6 mm) and weighs 10.1 oz (286 grams).
The all-new Fire 7 includes:
- Faster processor—With a quad-core 1.3 GHz processor, quickly and easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse the web.
- 2x the storage—Fire 7 is now available with 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, plus support for up to 512 GB of expandable storage via microSD card.
- Alexa hands-free—When connected to Wi-Fi, simply ask Alexa to check the Mariners score, get a recipe, watch a movie, and more – using just your voice, even when your screen is on standby. Easily toggle Alexa on or off in your device settings.
- Crisp and vivid display—Amazon’s lightest tablet features a high quality 7” IPS display for accurate color reproduction that looks great at all angles.
- Durability—As measured in tumble tests, Fire 7 is 2x as durable as the latest iPad mini, and stands up against drops, tumbles, spills, and everyday wear and tear.
- Battery life—Delivers up to 7 hours of reading, listening to music, watching TV shows or movies, and browsing the web.
- Front- and rear-facing cameras—Video chat with friends and family with the HD 720p front-facing camera. Take and share photos and save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage.
- Fast Wi–Fi connectivity—Dual-band Wi-Fi support for seamless video streaming.
- Amazon-exclusive features—ASAP, For You, X-Ray, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, Blue Shade, On Deck, Prime Video downloads, and more. For more information, click here.
- Amazon FreeTime—With award-winning parental controls, parents can use Amazon FreeTime to create child profiles to limit screen time, set educational goals, and manage content. FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet—or subscribe to Amazon FreeTime Unlimited to access over 20,000 titles.
- Screen Sharing—Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen, available 24×7, 365 days a year—for free.
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