The new 7-inch Amazon Fire 7 tablet that leaked on May 1 was announced by Amazon today, as the all-new Fire 7 tablet, but still with a price tag of only $49: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GEW27DA
What’s new is an improved screen, longer battery life, better Wi-Fi cover, a higher 256GB microSD card support, in a thinner and lighter tablet with new color options.
The screen on the new Fire 7 now provides more contrast and sharper text, though the resolution remains the same at 1024 x 600. the battery life has been improved by 1 hour, from a 7 hour battery life to a 8 hour battery life.
For Internet connectivity, it has been upgraded to dual-band 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. And the new Fire 7 is thinner now, with the thickness down from 10.6 mm to 9.6 mm, with the weight having gone down from 313 grams to 295 grams.
The colors have changed for the 2017-2018 model year too, with the new Fire 7 now being available in black, marine blue, punch red, and canary yellow, with matching new covers to fit the tablets.
The other mains specs includes a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB and 16GB storage options, a 0.3MP front camera, a 2MP rear camera, a mono speaker, a micro-USB port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Fire tablets tends to work well, but they are so much about the Amazon ecosystem and the increasing number of services both from the Android based Fire OS, and from all the additional Amazon services.
– Tom Bowen