Amazon has updated the file 7 inch fire tablet—It’s now a “2022, 12th generation” release. The big news this year is that Amazon is finally upgrading to USB-C, which is hard to come by in the bottom bargain pricing category. About this price: The Fire 7 is $74.99 No ads lock screen or $59.99 If you want to bear ads.
For SoC, we have MediaTek MT8168V. This is a 12nm chip with four ARM Cortex A53 cores running at 2GHz and an ARM Mali G52. There’s a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 LCD screen, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage (or $20 more for 32 GB), and a 3750 mAh battery that Amazon says is adequate for “10 hours.” There is a microSD slot, a headphone jack, and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) support. There are front and rear cameras technically in the Fire 7, but at 2 megapixels each and “No autofocusIt might not be much useful. No GPS and no NFC, but the tablet has a 5W USB-C charger.
2022 Fire 7 also marks the release of Amazon Fire OS 8. This is a fork of Android 11 Does not seem to To move away from the regular code base, but doesn’t have any Google apps or services. Amazon is promising four years of security updates, even at this very low price point.
For $109.99, there Also a “kids” version., which takes the same device and folds it into a 1.1-inch-thick, brightly-colored ‘kids case’ designed for ages 3-7. This is a huge price increase compared to the regular version, but it has no ads and comes for two years”Worry-free guarantee. Amazon says, ‘If it breaks, return it and we’ll replace it for free. “It also comes with one year Amazon Kids + Subscription and parental control.
Both devices are available for pre-order now and shipping begins on June 29.
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