Amazon adds faster processor, more storage to $50 Fire 7 tablet

Surf channels using your voice with Fire TV

Surf channels using your voice with Fire

The Fire 7 also features double the storage of its predecessor - you can now get the tablet with either 16GB or 32GB of expandable space.

"And, with the addition of hands-free access to Alexa on Fire 7, it's never been easier to get the news, call an Alexa contact, find a recipe, play music, and more". Outside of those consistent benefits, Prime members also get to take advantage of special deals and discounts. And if you're an Amazon Prime member, you can save up to $50 on Fire TV devices right now.

The tablets are also available to pre-order in the United Kingdom and Canada. Fire 7 is still only $49.99 and is available in Black and 3 new colors: Sage, Plum, and Twilight Blue. Interestingly, the battery life is listed as up to 7 hours, which is actually one hour less than the old model.

Fast Wi-Fi connectivity-Dual-band Wi-Fi support for seamless video streaming.

Durability-As measured in tumble tests, Fire 7 is 2x as durable as the latest iPad mini, and stands up against drops, tumbles, spills, and everyday wear and tear. There's a 7-inch screen, a 2MP rear camera, and a number of Amazon-exclusive features, such as X-Ray and Family Library.

Moving to the Fire 7 Kids Edition, the tablet features the same performance and storage bumps as the normal Fire 7.

This is basically the same device but it comes with a 2-year worry-free guarantee which means if you break it, Amazon will replace it free of charge.

The new Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition is also available to pre-order from today (May 16), hits stores on June 6, and it comes in Blue, Pink and Purple colors. Anyone that purchases before the June 6 ship date will also receive a $10 credit that can be used in the Amazon Appstore. The kids slate is also bundled with one-year FreeTime Unlimited with access to over 20,000 apps, games, videos and educational content.

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