Amazon has now announced a big news of a ninth-generation refresh for its widely popular Fire 7 lineup, including a new version of both the “Kids Edition” and standard tablets. The devices are effectively identical with a few variations in their intended use and most of the changes happening under the hood in the Amazon 7th generation smartphone. They’re also available in brand new colors, bringing a new sense of style and personalization to the new 7 series.
For the grown-up, standard edition Amazon Fire 7, the primary distinguishing design feature here is going to be in its many color, with the gadget now shipping in Black, Plum, Sage, and Twilight Blue the most amazing colors are avilable. The 7-inch 10.1-ounce tablet features a 1024 x 600 resolution IPS panel with high-accuracy color reproduction and a frame designed to be twice as durable as like of the newest iPad mini — according to Amazon CEO and Workers.
At both the front and back of the tablet , buyers will find a 2-megapixel camera capable of capturing video at up to 720pixels HD. A 3.5mm headphone jack, integrated speaker, and micro USB are still in place for media playback and charging are avialable. A single mic is in place for helping capture audio and interacting with Amazon’s Alexa.
On the inside where changes are most prominent for the coustmers, the latest generation of Fire 7 tablet now includes a quad-core 1.3GHz processor with 1GB memory and more storage which is supported by the RAM. Consumers can pick between 16GB or 32GB versions with a microSD card slot allowing for up to 512GB of expansion beyond the internal memory. The internal battery on this gadget supports up to 7 hours of reading, media consumption, or web browsing via a single-antenna dual-band Wi-Fi arrangement and many more.
On the software side of things, Amazon includes all of the usual suspects which is launched by the Amazon ranging from its Family Library, Prime Video, Amazon FreeTime, X-Ray, and Blue Shade nighttime and blue light blocking features to its 24/7 free support. The latter of those can even utilize screen sharing to help solve more complex and difficult to describe solutions for the coustmers.
Prime members of Amazon, of course, get even more with access to free movie and music playback, books, twitch streaming, unlimited Amazon Photos storage and 5GB of cloud storage for other files in the Amazon.
Now, the 16GB Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition comes with identical specifications to its namesake counterpart but it does pack in a few key features that make it well-suited for younger children or above the 14 years. With its pricing set at $99, Amazon mentions no ‘special offers’, so there shouldn’t be any advertisements on the lock screen of the new tablet as there are with the more budget-friendly variant of the adult version of this tablet.
The tablet is packed in with a rugged kickstand-enabled kid-proof case and a free year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited the best thing given by the Amazon . The company goes further to include a 2-year guarantee promising that if the case can’t stand up to your child’s enthusiastic use of its new Fire 7 tablet, it will take the gadget back and replace it for free without any replacement charges. The case is available in Blue, Pink, or Purple color which is more liked by the coustmer.
For the uninitiated, Amazon FreeTime Unlimited provides to users to access to more than 20,000 apps, games, books, audiobooks, video content, and educational media from the big names in the business including Disney, Nickelodeon, and PBS Kids. Thousands of those books, videos, apps, games, and audiobook are available in Spanish language as well.
In addition to the fact that Fire tablets support up to two adult profiles and four individually customizable child profiles — adult profiles are secured by PIN and the pattern lock — FreeTime Unlimited effectively acts as a parental control tool. Ordinarily priced just short of $3 per month for Prime members and under $5 for everybody else bin the tablet, it blocks access to social media and gives parents a dashboard for filtering content by age and setting screen time limitations or education-based goals.
Content filtering is hand-curated by Amazon and the access to subscription features aren’t limited to Amazon Fire tablets. They can additionally be accessed via Echo, Android gadgets, and iOS.
Pricing and availability in the market??????
Both of the new Amazon Fire 7 tablets are already up for pre-order now on the Amazon app also. Each is also slated to ship as soon as June 6 of this year and has its own promotion running in the meantime.
The Kids Edition tablet with the year of FreeTime Unlimited and case included is priced at $99.99 — around a $109 savings over the usual cost of buying separately. Amazon is throwing in a pair of Toy Story-themed headphones with the bundle at no extra cost for the time being as well, based on the device’s store page as of this writing.
The adult-friendly variant of the Amazon Fire 7 can be purchased for $49.99 or $69.99 for the 16GB and 32GB variants, respectively. That pricing is for those who don’t mind seeing ads displayed on their lock screen. Those who don’t want the ads will need to shell out $64.99 or $84.99, respectively.