Background and Identification
Released in June of 2017, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8 (7th generation) includes notable upgrades from the previous Fire 7, including additional RAM, battery life, potential storage capacity, screen size, and screen resolution. The Fire HD 8 has a screen size of 8 inches with a resolution of 1280 x 800, compared to a screen size of 7 inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution in the Fire 7. The Fire HD 8 is a Goldilocks option for those thinking the Fire 7 is too small and Fire 10 (display size of 10 inches) is too big.
The Fire HD 8, like the others in the Kindle Fire line, is a fully functioning tablet. The Fire HD 8 includes Amazon’s Android operating system, as well as pre-installed apps like the Amazon Silk browser and Amazon’s app store.
The Fire HD 8 is made of a plastic encasing with a glass screen. It has the Amazon logo printed on the back of the device. It comes in a variety of colors, including black, blue, red, and yellow.
- Dimensions: 214 x 128 x 9.7 mm
- Weight: 369g
- Batteries: lithium-ion
- Run time: 12 hours
- Size: 8 inches
- Resolution: 1280 x 800
- Storage Capacity: 16-32 GB (includes micro USB slot, allowing for expanded storage of up to 256 GB)
- RAM: 1.5 GB
- Rear-facing camera: 2 MP
- includes VGA front camera