The all-new Amazon Fire HD 8 offers a stunning 8” HD display with over 1 million pixels, a quad-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage with support for up to 400 GB more via microSD, and up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life—only $79.99.
Having pinpointed the upgraded features of the device, it is worth pointing out that its release comes in a very convenient time when parents shop shop for back to school supplies and make holiday gifts lists.
Introducing always-ready, hands-free access with Alexa on Fire HD 8 tablet enables users to multitask at fast pace. You can simply ask Alexa to play a movie, make a video call, set a timer, dim the lights, find a recipe, or show your smart home security camera by using just your voice.
The all-new Amazon Fire HD 8 features include:
- Beautiful display—Vibrant 8” widescreen 1280 x 800 high definition display with over a million pixels and bright, vivid picture.
- Fast performance—Quad-core 1.3 GHz processor and 1.5 GB of RAM to quickly and easily switch between apps, stream movies, and browse the web.
- All-day battery life—Up to 10 hours of reading, listening to music, watching TV shows or movies, browsing the web, and more.
- More expandable storage—16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage, plus support for up to 400 GB more via expandable storage. Now you can install apps to the microSD card so you can enjoy even more entertainment while on the go.
- Alexa hands-free—Just ask Alexa to play a song, pause a movie, video call a friend or family member, read an Audible book, answer a question, show your calendar, control your smart home, and more—using only your voice, even when your screen is on standby.
- Show Mode—A new, immersive hands-free experience for Fire tablets with full-screen visuals that complement voice responses from Alexa. Show Mode lets you ask Alexa to see trending news, weather, movies trailers, camera feeds, and more—all glanceable whether you’re up close or across the room.
- Front- and rear-facing cameras—Video chat with friends and family with the HD 720p front-facing camera; take and share photos with the 2MP rear-facing camera, and save them for later with free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire tablets.
- Durability—As measured in tumble tests, Fire HD 8 is 2x as durable as the iPad mini 4.
Dolby Atmos Audio—Dual stereo speakers optimized for Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Atmos for enhanced realism and dynamic range.
- Fast Wi-Fi connectivity—Dual-band Wi-Fi support for seamless video streaming.
Amazon-exclusive features—Alexa, ASAP, For You, X-Ray, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, Blue Shade, On Deck, Prime Video downloads, and more.
- World’s best content selection—Access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps, and games—with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content.
- Screen Sharing—Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen, available 24×7, 365 days a year—for free.
Fire HD 8 also comes with Show Mode, an immersive hands-free Alexa experience that offers full screen visual responses that are optimized to be glanceable whether up close or across the room. Just ask Alexa to see trending news, weather, your calendar, movie trailers, and more in full screen visuals that complement Alexa voice responses—or ask Alexa to play a song, station, or genre and Show Mode displays the song lyrics on your tablet screen.
You can also pair your Fire HD 8 with the new Show Mode Charging Dock for an enhanced, always-ready Alexa experience. Simply place your Fire tablet into the Show Mode Charging Dock and it automatically switches into Show Mode. The stand holds your tablet at an adjustable angle for easy viewing while charging it. Pick up your tablet to transition it back to the portable tablet mode and enjoy your movies, TV shows, books, apps, and games while on the go. The new Show Mode Charging Dock is only $39.99, or you can purchase the all-new Fire HD 8 bundled with the Show Mode Charging Dock at a special introductory discount—starting at only $94.99 (a $24.99 savings).
Even Better with Prime
Fire tablet customers who are Prime members have access to the best of Amazon entertainment because Prime is better with Amazon Devices, and Amazon Devices are better with Prime. Over 100 million paid Prime members around the world enjoy an unparalleled combination of shopping and entertainment. This includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and TV episodes, such as Manchester by the Sea, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel with Prime Video; unlimited access to Prime Music, Prime Reading, Prime Photos, Twitch Prime; early access to select Lightning Deals; one free pre-released book a month with Amazon First Reads; and more. Prime members also receive an additional 10 percent off hundreds of sale items. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping, and members receive Prime FREE One-Day Shipping and Prime FREE Same-Day Delivery in more than 8,000 cities and towns, two-hour delivery with Prime Now in more than 30 major cities, and unlimited FREE Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items. If customers are not yet Prime members, they may be eligible for a 30-day free trial of Amazon Prime at www.amazon.com/prime.
The all-new Fire HD 8 comes in four fun color options: Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, and Canary Yellow, and is available for pre-order today starting at $79.99. Fire HD 8 will begin shipping on October 4; order the new Fire HD 8 today at Amazon.
In addition to the Fire HD 8, Amazon also today introduced the all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet for $129.99, available for pre-order at: www.amazon.com/firehd8kidsedition. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition will start shipping on October 4.