With the Amazon Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids, the manufacturer has presented a new edition of its popular tablets. Both devices feature an improved battery life, a USB-C port, and strong technical improvements. The processor is now said to work 30 percent faster, while the amount of RAM has been doubled.
The new Amazon Fire 7 tablets in detail
Amazon today unveiled the next generation of its popular Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets. Improvements include a 40 percent increase in battery life, twice as much RAM and a 30 percent faster processor.
The Fire 7 Kids tablet comes with a redesigned, kid-friendly case, one year of Amazon Kids+ and the 2-year worry-free warranty. “The Fire 7 is our most popular tablet – and now it’s even better,” says Eric Saarnio, VP Amazon Devices International.
Specifically, both tablets now feature a 2.0 GHz quad-core processor, which should significantly improve performance in intensive apps and games. Thanks to the longer battery life, both tablets should now last up to 10 hours while reading, browsing, and watching videos. Charging is (finally) via USB Type-C using the included 5-Watt adapter.
Thanks to its compact 7-inch touchscreen, the Fire 7 is easy to carry around. At the same time, it is said to have been twice as robust in drop tests as the Apple iPad Mini (2021), the manufacturer writes. Numerous apps are available for download in the Android tablet’s store, including streaming providers like Disney+, Netflix or Prime Video or apps like TikTok, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram and many more.
Interesting: The Fire 7 is available with or without ads, whereas the model without ads is offered at a much lower price. Amazon writes about this:
Selecting the “With Ads” option (also known as “Special Offers”) will display sponsored screensavers on your device’s lock screen as well as in sleep mode.
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Alexa control and climate friendly
The Amazon Fire 7 tablet is also optimized for landscape video calls and also relies on 2MP HD cameras on the front and back with 720p HD video recording. Control with the help of the voice assistant Amazon Alexa is of course also possible.
In line with Amazon’s commitment to the Climate Pledge, Fire 7 tablets are certified by the Carbon Trust with the “Reducing CO2” label, which stands for products that reduce their carbon footprint from year to year.
In addition, 35% of the plastics used in the Fire 7 tablets were obtained by recycling consumer waste. 95% of the tablets’ packaging is made from wood fiber materials sourced from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.
Amazon Fire 7 Kids in detail
The Fire 7 Kids is the perfect first tablet for kids ages 3 to 7. Included in the box, in addition to a redesigned, kid-friendly case and the 2-year worry-free warranty, is a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.
The media library offers children entertaining and educational content. At the same time, parents have the assurance that their children will only see age-appropriate content. With Amazon Kids+, children have access to content such as Lego Ninjago, Janosch, Pumuckl, Bibi & Tina, Benjamin Blümchen or Die Drei??? Kids and Amazon Kids+ original series like Blippi’s Treehouse, Lego Monkie Kid and Do, Re, & Mi, as well as learning apps like Conni Lesen or Klett Blitzrechnen Frühförderung.
Parents and guardians can conveniently manage their children’s screen time via the Amazon Parents Dashboard and set learning goals, age filters, and time limits for weekdays or weekends. In addition, kids have the option to use their Fire 7 Kids for Wi-Fi calls with contacts approved by parents.
Prices and Availability
The Amazon Fire 7 tablet can be pre-ordered directly from retailers starting today, with delivery on June 29. The RRP of the black device is 64.99 euros. Fabric cases in black, dark blue and pale pink are available for 29.99 euros.
The Fire 7 Kids is also available for the first time with 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage and can be pre-ordered starting today at 109.99 euros. The tablet comes with a redesigned, child-friendly case in blue, red, or purple and has an adjustable stand that also serves as a handle.