Amazon has launched a $50 tablet with specifications at par with the entry level smartphone devices. When Amazon launches a product, what we expect is a highly competent pricing. The all new Amazon Fire tablet is just that and one could not complaint of a low end specification on this tablet. Going by the specifications of the device it should perform well for a moderate usage.
The new Amazon fire $50 tablet features a 7 inch display that offers 1024 x 600 pixel resolution (171 ppi pixel density). It is powered by a 1.3 GHz processor paired with 1 GB of RAM. There is 8 GB of expandable internal storage. Besides the company offers unlimited Amazon content storage in the cloud.
There are front and rear camera units in this device, but nothing great to talk about them as they are of low resolution. The rear camera has a 2 MP resolution while in the front is a VGA camera. Overall dimensions ranges 191 x 115 x 10.6 mm and it weighs 313 grams. Quite heavy by today’s standards.
The battery offers Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music. This is bound to vary according to the usage. Amazon fire is equipped with WiFi and Bluetooth with support for A2DP, and can also be used as a WiFi hotspot. Accelerometer is the only sensor available in this device.
There is no mention of the Fire tablet coming to India. If it makes itself to Amazon India (Amazon.in) the price will be more or less the direct conversion of $50 which is around Rs.3500. Adding more factors won’t take it above Rs.4000 mark.
Interestingly, this is not the only fire device that was launched by Amazon. Other device includes Amazon fire HD8 priced $150, fire HD10 prices $230 and $100 tablet for the kids. Specifications of each of these devices can be viewed in the image below.