Amazon today announced it’s upgrading its $49.99 Fire 7 tablet with some new features. The company says this version of the device will be faster thanks to a new 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It’s also doubling the amount of storage inside the device, giving you the option of choosing either 16 or 32GB of space at checkout. You’ll also be able to insert up to a 512GB microSD card if you need more storage.
Besides these features, the rest of the Fire 7 is pretty much the same. It still has a 7-inch IPS display, seven hours of battery life, both front-facing and rear-facing cameras, dual-band Wi-Fi, Alexa, Fire OS, and all of Amazon’s exclusive features like FreeTime, On Deck, and X-Ray for books. The price is staying the same as well, sitting just under $50. I reviewed the tablet way back in 2015 when it first came out and I was impressed. If you need a cheap tablet to watch Prime movies or check email, this is a good enough option.
The new Fire 7 will ship in black, safe, plum, and twilight blue. It’s available today for pre-order and it’ll begin shipping on June 6th.