Amazon’s latest Fire HD 8 tablets boast sleeker looks and wireless charging

Amazon is giving its Fire HD 8 pill a major overhaul, together with a much-needed visible refresh. The new Fire HD 8

, Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition nonetheless pack 8-inch 1,280 x 800 screens, however in a slicker-looking design — the bezels aren’t practically as thick as they had been up to now. They additionally share quicker 2GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 chips which might be reportedly 30 % quicker, at the very least 32GB of storage and (lastly!) USB-C.

The base Fire HD 8 and its Kids Edition counterpart received’t be spectacular with its 2GB of RAM, 2-megapixel entrance and rear cameras and 12 hours of claimed battery life. The actual star this time round is the Fire HD 8 Plus. On prime of 3GB of RAM and quicker wired charging (by a 9W adapter), it additionally helps wireless charging when you’ve got a suitable dock or comparable system. Amazon envisions utilizing it as an Alexa-powered sensible show just like the Echo Show, however it is also helpful when you’d identical to to shortly seize the pill whenever you’re studying a ebook.