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Amazon launches all-new Fire HD 8 tablets for 2022

Two options for you, two options for the kids – which Fire HD 8 2022 is for you?

Amazon has unveiled a new range of Fire HD 8 tablets for 2022. Reasonably priced and built with entertainment in mind, the new Fire HD 8 comes in four distinct models. As the name suggests, it has an 8in HD display with “30% faster performance” than its predecessor. The slightly more expensive Plus model, meanwhile, comes with a beefier 3GB of RAM, wireless charging and a 5MP rear-facing camera.

Carrying on from the cheaper Fire 7 launched earlier this year, the other two models of Amazon’s latest tablets are designed specifically for children. The Fire HD 8 Kids (aimed at three- to seven-year-olds) and Kids Pro (aimed at six- to 12-year-olds) come with a two-year “worry-free” damage warranty, parental controls, a special protective case and a free yearly subscription to Amazon Kids Plus.

The Fire HD 8 is thinner and more durable than its predecessor, Amazon says, although the press release doesn’t go into any specific details. The 8in display has a resolution of 1,280x800p like the previous models, and it comes in either 32GB or 64GB storage variants, with support for up to 1TB of expandable microSD storage. 

The Fire HD 8 has a quoted 13-hour battery life and costs £10 more than its predecessor at £100. For an extra £20 you can get the Fire HD 8 Plus (£120), while both Kids’ tablets are priced at £150, presumably thanks to all those lumped-in extras.  

All four tablets are available to preorder right now and will begin shipping on 19 October.

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