Amazon Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids: 30% faster, 100% more RAM, 40% more battery

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Amazon relaunches the most popular tablets from its own house. The next-gen Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids feature a 30 percent faster processor, twice the memory and up to 40 percent longer battery life. The price of the new tablets starts at EUR 64.99.

New case, known carefree guarantee

With the Fire 7 Kids, Amazon has also redesigned the child-friendly case. The tablet comes again with a year of free membership to Amazon Kids+ with ad-free learning and entertainment content, which can also be used on another compatible device such as Fire TV, Kindle, Chromebook or iOS and Android tablet, and Amazon's well-known 2 -Year worry-free guarantee, within which Amazon will replace the tablet free of charge in the event of a defect, even if it is your fault. From the parent dashboard, parents and guardians can still manage their children's screen time and set learning goals, age filters, and time limits for weekdays or weekends. Kids can also use their Fire 7 Kids for Wi-Fi calling with parent-approved contacts.

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Amazon Fire 7 Kids
Amazon Fire 7 Kids
Amazon Fire 7 Kids
Amazon Fire 7 Kids
Amazon Fire 7 Kids
Amazon Fire 7 Kids

2.0 instead of 1.3 GHz and 2 GB instead of 1 GB RAM

A 64-bit quad-core SoC with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz, the MediaTek MT8168V, is used as the processor in the Fire 7. A quad-core with 1.3 GHz was used before. The main memory is now 2 GB instead of 1 GB before. The internal memory is still 16 or 32 GB, depending on the model selected. The resolution of the 7-inch display is still 1,024 × 600 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 171 ppi. The 40 percent longer battery life should enable up to 10 hours of reading, surfing or video playback. A 3.5mm stereo jack is also provided for headphones.

The Fire 7 measures 180.68 × 117.59 × 9.67mm and weighs 282 grams. The predecessor measures 192 × 115 × 9.6 mm and weighs 286 grams.

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Amazon Fire 7
Amazon Fire 7
Amazon Fire 7

No new cameras, but now with USB-C

For the cameras that are also for video telephony can be used, there are again no changes this year. Both the model installed on the front and the main camera on the back still offer 2 megapixels and use a maximum resolution of 720p.

The tablet is charged via USB-C, the predecessor still used micro-USB. Amazon also supplies a 5-watt adapter.

Prices and availability

Both tablets can be pre-ordered from Amazon starting today, with delivery beginning June 29. The Fire 7 in black is available from €64.99*, which is the 16GB version with advertising. Without advertising, the model costs 79.99 euros. The 32GB model is available for €74.99 with ads and €89.99 without ads. Cloth sleeves in black, dark blue and pale pink are available for EUR 29.99.

The Fire 7 Kids is still available with 16 GB and for the first time also with 32 GB of internal memory and can can be pre-ordered starting today from EUR 109.99 (16 GB version)*. The 32 GB model costs 119.99 euros. Both children's variants are only available without advertising. The tablet comes with a child-friendly case in blue, red or purple and has an adjustable stand that also serves as a handle.

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