Amazon introduced Fire HD 8 — the first tablet with support for voice assistant Alexa

Amazon has introduced a new budget tablet. It’s called Fire HD 8 as last year’s model. But it’s not $ 150, as a precursor to the start of sales, and only $ 90 for the version with 16 GB of flash memory and $ 120 for a model with 32 GB. However, these prices are fair for devices is. If you want to buy a tablet without it, will have to pay 105 or $ 135.

But the interesting novelty is not its cost. Fire HD 8 — the first tablet with support for voice assistant Alexa. Given the demand for Amazon tablets, especially inexpensive models, Alexa popularity will reach a new level. Unfortunately, unlike acoustic Echo system, the tablet will not constantly listen to the user, so to run the Alexa will have to activate the corresponding function.

From the point of view of technical parameters, the tablet has changed slightly. Increased flash memory capacity we have already said. The display still has a diagonal of eight inches at a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. The amount of RAM increased from 1 to 1.5 GB. Heart is an unnamed Quad-core SOC with a frequency of 1.3 GHz. The battery capacity of 4750 mAh should provide the device up to 12 hours of battery life.

Of the remaining include the camera resolution 2 and 0.3 MP, dimensions 214 x 128 x 9.2 mm weight 341 g and the presence of four color options: black, orange, blue and purple.

It should be noted that last year’s Fire HD tablets will also get support for Alexa after an OS update.



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