The Hearth 7.

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We at all times idea Amazon’s entry-level pill, the Fire 7 ($50, £50), used to be a excellent price, in particular when it used to be discounted by way of $10 and even $15 all through flash gross sales. Now Amazon is updating it with a sooner processor and bumping the bottom garage from 8GB to 16GB. The “all-new” Hearth 7 is to be had for preorder now and can send June 7.

The opposite addition Amazon is highlighting is reinforce for hands-free Alexa. That implies that as an alternative hitting a digital button at the display screen to turn on Alexa, you merely say “Alexa” like you possibly can with an Echo software — as long as you might be on Wi-Fi. The characteristic will also be toggled off within the settings menu. It used to be already added to the Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 10.

Like different Amazon drugs, the Hearth 7 provides you with get admission to to the corporate’s unique options, which come with Alexa, ASAP, X-Ray, 2d Display screen, Amazon FreeTime, Circle of relatives Library, Blue Coloration, On Deck and High Video downloads. High participants even have get admission to to hundreds of thousands of films, TV displays, songs, books, magazines, apps and video games with unfastened, limitless cloud garage for all Amazon content material.

The pill can be to be had in 16GB ($50, £50) or 32GB ($70, £60) configurations.

Amazon has additionally introduced a brand new Fire 7 Kids Edition ($100, £100) that incorporates 16GB of garage, 12 months of Amazon FreeTime Limitless, a “kid-proof” case with a brand new adjustable stand and a two-year unfastened alternative coverage. 

Like the former fashion, the brand new Hearth 7 includes a 1.three GHz processor — however probably it is a new processor that certainly is quicker. Once I am getting a assessment pattern, I will assist you to understand how a lot of a distinction the brand new processor makes. 

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Key Options

  • 1,024×600-pixel show
  • 10.four ounces (295 grams)
  • 7.6×4.5×0.four inches (192x115x9.6 mm)
  • Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
  • Entrance- and rear-facing cameras
  • Unfastened, limitless cloud garage for all footage taken on Hearth gadgets
  • As much as 512GB of expandable garage by way of microSD card (up from 256GB on earlier fashion)
  • Twin-band Wi-Fi reinforce
  • Battery existence: As much as 7 hours of studying, taking note of track, streaming video and internet surfing
  • Display screen sharing: Let an Amazon skilled information you remotely via any characteristic on your display screen free of charge
  • Get admission to to unique Amazon options, services and products and media libraries
  • New colour choices: Black, Sage, Plum, and Twilight Blue

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