Sep 17 AT 9:33 AM Alex Wagner 0 Comments

Amazon’s new Fire tablet family includes $50 7-inch model that can be bought in a six-pack

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Amazon’s got a whole new family of Android tablets launching today that range from a 7-inch model that costs just $50 up to a 10.1-inch slate. Here’s how they all break down:

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Amazon Fire HD 10.1

  • 10.1-inch 1280×800 display
  • Quad-core MediaTek processor
  • 5-megapixel rear camera, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16/32GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Amazon Fire OS 5 “Bellini,” based on Android Lollipop
  • 262 x 159 x 7.7mm
  • Pre-order for $229.99 for 16GB or $259.99 for 32GB ($15 to disable sponsored screensavers), launch on September 30

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Amazon Fire HD 8

  • 8-inch 1280×800 display
  • Quad-core MediaTek processor
  • 5-megapixel rear camera, 720p front-facing camera
  • 16/32GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi
  • Amazon Fire OS 5 “Bellini,” based on Android Lollipop
  • 214 x 128 x 7.7mm
  • Pre-order for $229.99 for 16GB or $259.99 for 32GB ($15 to disable sponsored screensavers), launch on September 30

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Amazon Fire 7

  • 7-inch 1024×600 display
  • Quad-core processor
  • 2-megapixel rear, VGA front cameras
  • 8GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Amazon Fire OS 5 “Bellini,” based on Android Lollipop
  • 191 x 115 x 10.6mm
  • Pre-order for $49.99 ($15 to disable sponsored ads), launch on September 30

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Amazon Fire Kids Edition

  • 7-inch 1024×600 display
  • Quad-core processor
  • 2-megapixel rear, VGA front cameras
  • 8GB of storage
  • microSD slot
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Kid-proof case, if the tablet breaks within 2 years, Amazon will replace it for free
  • 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, includes kid-friendly games, movies, TV shows, and educational apps
  • 219 x 138 x 25.5mm
  • Pre-order for $99.99, launch on September 30

Perhaps the most interesting device included in today’s announcement is the 7-inch Fire tablet. While it’s not the most highly-specced device, it is a tablet that costs just $50 and comes from a reputable retailer. Heck, Amazon is even selling the Fire in a six-pack that has you pay for five tablets and then get one free with the code FIRE6PACK. At just $50 apiece, the Fire tablet could be a big holiday gift or just a nice option for folks that want a tablet but don’t have a ton of cash to spend on one.

Editorial Director of News and Content for PhoneDog Media. Fluent in whisk(e)y, video games and phones. Can be followed on Twitter at @alw.

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