Amazon updates Fire 7 tablet with faster processor, more storage


The new version of the company's entry-level tablet is getting a much-needed speed boost along with support for hands-free Alexa voice recognition. Now Amazon is updating it with a faster processor and bumping the base storage from 8GB to 16GB.

The "all-new" Fire 7 is available for preorder now and will ship June 7. Like other Amazon tablets, the Fire 7 gives you access to the company's exclusive features, which include Alexa, ASAP, X-Ray, Second Screen, Amazon FreeTime, Family Library, Blue Shade, On Deck and Prime Video downloads. Prime members also have access to millions of movies, TV shows, songs, books, magazines, apps and games with free, unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Key Features

  • 1,024x600-pixel display
  • 10.4 oz (295 grams)
  • 7.6x4.5x0.4 inches (192x115x9.6 mm)
  • Quad-core 1.3GHz processor
  • Front- and rear-facing cameras
  • Free, unlimited cloud storage for all photos taken on Fire devices
  • Up to 512GB of expandable storage via microSD card (up from 256GB on previous model)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi support
  • Battery life: Up to 7 hours of reading, listening to music, streaming video and web browsing
  • Screen sharing: Let an Amazon expert guide you remotely through any feature on your screen for free
  • Access to exclusive Amazon features, services and media libraries
  • New color options: Black, Sage, Plum, and Twilight Blue
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