Amazon’s Kindle line of tablets and e-readers may not be as popular now when it first launched but it’s the perfect alternative to high-priced Android tablets. The Fire HD as the new Kindle is a good choice for those who want value for money. Sure, you can always go for those affordable, budget-friendly tablets but expect performance and speed to be compromised.
We know of Amazon’s plan to enter the low-end market with a fifty-dollar tablet but specs will definitely be low. It’s probably best for the kids or as a spare tablet if you only need to browse the web, watch videos, or stream media content. Amazon is set to launch the next tablet, another Fire HD, anytime soon according to a GFXBench database.
The Amazon 2016 Fire HD 8 is listed as model ‘KFGIWI. We know it’s a Fire HD because last year’s Fire HD was referenced as KFMEWI. Specs include an 8-inch screen with 1280 x 800 pixel pixel resolution, MediaTek MT8163 processor with 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU, ARM Mali-T720 GPU, microSD card slot, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB onboard storage, and a 2MP rear camera. Front-facing cam is unknown but the document says it’s not supported. The standard sensors are there: accelerometer, Bluetooth, gyroscope, and WiFi.
This year’s Fire HD 8 doesn’t seem to be a worthy upgrade based on the items we just learned but going down to 2MP from 5MP for the main camera could mean the tablet won’t be good for capturing great photos. The 8GB storage is also small but good thing there’s a microSD card slot for memory expansion.