Amazon introduces its new lineup of Fire tablets which includes the Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020). The 10th generation tablet offers a number of improvements over last year’s model. It has an 8-inch display screen, travel-friendly size, combined with a processor upgrade, USB Type-C, hands-free Alexa, stereo sound, and a nearly 12 hours of battery life.
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Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Key Specs & Features
- 8-inch HD display, 1280 x 800 pixel (189 ppi)
- 2.0 GHz quad-core Processor
- 2 GB RAM
- 32 GB / 64GB Built-in Storage (expandable by up to 1 TB)
- 2 MP Front Facing Camera
- 2MP Rear Facing Camera
- USB-Type C (2.0)
- Dual Speakers
- Alexa Support
- Up to 12 hours of Battery Life
- Dual-band WIFI
The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) comes with a refined design made of a plastic body like its predecessors. However, it has more rounded corners and thick bezels around the screen which gives it a cleaner, neater look.
It measures a dimension of 202 mm x 137 mm x 9.7 mm, so, it is shorter and wider than the 2018 edition and weighs 355g, hence, it is perfectly portable.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (10th Generation) has a 2-megapixel 720p HD camera at the top bezel for photography and video calling.
On the right side of the tablet, there is a USB-C charging port, headphones socket, power, and volume buttons. The MicroSD card slot is in the bottom right corner.
The power button and headphone port have now switched spots that make the controls easier to reach in landscape mode.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) has an 8-inch display screen that comes with a resolution of 1280 x 800 resolution density and results in 256ppi.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet emitted 444 nits of brightness which is better than the tablet average of 439 nits to ensure you get to see characters on the display when you are outdoors.
Furthermore, this tablet comes with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 83.6% perfect screen ratio which contributes to a more wonderful and much broader full view experience. This device produces display color up to 16 million which gives the device a colorful, clearer, more immersive viewing experience from watching videos to playing games.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) offers a 30% faster performance thanks to the new 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 processor.
The chipset is paired with a powerful GPU chip and offers two internal storage options, including the base model 32GB + 2GB RAM, and the premium model 64GB + 2GB RAM which is expandable up to 1TB via MicroSD card.
The 2020 Fire HD 8 is based on Amazon’s 10th-generation Fire tablet platform, making it the newest of all of the Fire OS devices. Fire OS 7.3 is based on Android 9 although lacks Google’s services and apps.
Furthermore, the Fire OS 7 added picture-in-picture, so you can keep watching videos while you do other things, and improved search.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) takes a lift from lighting ports to join the league of devices using Type-C ports, which paves the way for faster file transfers and allows connection with USB devices.
This tablet comes with a dual WiFi cellular network. The 5GHz Wi-Fi 6 network uses a 100Mbps symmetrical connection, thus, offering better performance.
The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) comes with two top-mounted speakers coupled with Dolby Atmos to offer an optimized audio experience.
This Amazon tablet also supports hands-free Alexa, thus, turning it into a sort of Echo Show. You can ask Alexa to play music or videos, set timers, or walk you through recipes hands-free.
It also comes with a 2MP camera at the front and back to help get your shot and video call done. Above all, this tablet offers a 12-hour battery life.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Price and Availability
The Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) price starts at $89.99 which is equivalent to ₦34,290 in Nigeria.
This tablet device is available on Amazon’s official store and also on other third-party e-commerce platforms.
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Fire HD 8:
- Platform: Fire OS 7.3
- Processor: 2.0 GHz quad-core MediaTek 8168 Processor.
- GPU: –
- Memory: 32 or 64 GB (expandable by up to 1 TB)
- Colours: Black, Blue
- Dimension: 202 x 137 x 9.7 mm
- Weight: 355 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM, eSIM
- SIM Count: –
- Display: 8-inch HD IPS LCD Display
- Resolution: 1280 x 800 (189 ppi)
- Camera: 2 MP Front Facing Camera, 2MP Rear Facing Camera
- Built-in Storage: 32GB, 64GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, Up to 1TB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: –
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: –
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, EDR
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS (LTE model only)
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Alexa
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: –
- Talktime: Up to 12 hours
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –