The next-generation Amazon Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets were announced in the United States on Wednesday. According to the company, the new tablets have double the RAM and offer up to 40% more battery life than the previous generation of Fire 7 tablets. These affordable tablets share similar specifications, including a 7-inch IPS touchscreen with a resolution 1024 x 600 pixels. Plus, the Fire 7 Kids comes with a protective case with a built-in stand, a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, and a two-year worry-free warranty.
Amazon Fire 7, Fire 7 Kids price, availability
The Amazon Fire 7 is available for pre-order starting at $59.99. It is available in black, denim and pink colors. Meanwhile, the Amazon Fire 7 Kids can be pre-ordered starting at $109.99. This tablet comes with a protective case in blue, red or purple colors.
These two Amazon tablets will start shipping from June 29.
Specifications and Features of Amazon Fire 7, Fire 7 Kids
Amazon Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids feature similar specs. They sport a 7-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1200 x 600 pixels capable of supporting SD video playback. These tablets are powered by an unspecified 2 GHz chipset paired with 2 GB of RAM. They offer 16GB and 32GB storage options. There’s also a microSD slot for up to 1TB of storage.
Amazon claims that the battery in these tablets can last up to 10 hours of normal use. Moreover, they are said to take up to 4 hours to fully charge them. There are also 2-megapixel front and rear cameras capable of HD recording. On the right side, they have a USB Type-C port, a 3.5mm jack, volume rockers and a power button.
The differences appear in the form of their height and weight. The Amazon Fire 7 measures 180.68 x 117.59 x 9.67mm and weighs around 282g. On the other hand, the Fire 7 Kids measures 162x201x28mm and weighs around 429g.