Amazon introduces new Fire HD 8 with hands-free Alexa support, Fire OS 6

Amazon has introduced its 8th Generation Fire HD 8 for this year. This is almost similar specifications as the previous Fire HD 8 model, but this comes with Alexa hands-free that lets you ask Alexa to play a song, pause a movie, video call a friend or family member, and more—using only your voice, even when your screen is on standby. It has a new 2-megapixel front camera, up from VGA in the previous generation, and also runs new  Fire OS 6, but it is still based on Android Nougat.

Amazon Fire HD 8 (2018) specifications

  • 8-inch (1280×800 pixels) IPS display at 189 ppi
  • 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM, 16GB (9.8GB available to user) or 32GB (23.8GB available to user) of internal storage, expandable memory up to 400GB with microSD
  • Android Nougat-based Fire OS 6
  • 2MP rear camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions – 214 x 128 x 9.7mm; Weight 363 grams
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth with support for A2DP, USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack, Built-in microphone and integrated stereo speakers with Dolby Audio
  • Accelerometer, ambient light sensor
  • Battery life of up to 10 hours mixed use

The new Fire HD 8 comes in Black, Marine Blue, Punch Red, Canary Yellow, is priced at $79.99 for 16GB of storage and 32GB version costs $109.99. It is available for pre-order and will begin shipping on October 4 in the U.S.

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