Amazon introduced today new Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets which should deliver improved performance and longer battery life at a very competitive price. Both tablets have a quad-core processor that’s 30% faster than the previous gen, double the RAM, and 40% more battery life.
As spotted by AFTVnews, both tablets will ship with Amazon’s new Fire OS 8, which is based on Android 11. Fire OS 8 will introduce a couple of new features including dark theme support, sharing improvements, and support for the High Efficiency Image File (HEIF) format. However, Some Android 11 features such as File Based Encryption (FBE) aren’t yet supported in Fire OS 8.
“Fire 7 is our most popular tablet—and now it’s even better,” said Kevin Keith, vice president of Amazon Devices. “This new generation gives customers more of what they love—improved performance and longer battery life, all for just $59. And for parents looking for a complete kids’ tablet experience, the new Fire 7 Kids has offerings kids love and parents trust, including a year of Amazon Kids+, a virtual playground of ad-free educational and entertainment content that’s like no other.”
Starting at $109.99, the Fire 7 Kids comes with a kid-proof protective case with an adjustable kickstand that can also serve as a handle. With the one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription, kids also get access to content from Disney+, Sesame Street Workshop, PBS Kids, National Geographic, and Homer, as well as Amazon Kids+ Original series. Both the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids are now available to pre-order on Amazon ahead of their June 29 release date.