Amazon has updated its incredibly affordable Android tablet, the Fire 7. (2022). And Amazon is finally adding USB-C to the Fire 7 after using an old standard for years.
The Fire 7 (2022), which goes on sale today and ships in late June, represents Amazon’s cheapest tablet’s first significant improvement since 2019.
One of the largest updates in this latest version is the addition of USB-C, which finally replaces the device’s long-standing microUSB port. Although it is not the first Fire tablet from Amazon to accept USB-C, it is the first time the model with the lowest price has done so.
What else has changed? A new quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, according to Amazon, should result in a performance improvement of about 30%. Even while the memory allocation isn’t very spectacular right now, it has increased since the previous generation.
The Fire 7 (2022)’s battery life is said to be around 10 hours, and it can now be charged via the USB-C connector. Storage options are 16GB or 32GB, plus a microSD card slot for additional space. The tablet now includes a 2MP, 720p camera on the front and back thanks to an upgrade from Amazon to the cameras. The 7-inch display’s 1024600 panel, though, makes the screen still very unimpressive.
However, given the pricing, it is difficult to contest Amazon’s offer in this case. The 16GB Fire 7 (2022) costs just $59.99 has lockscreen advertisements. Costing $95 is a fully-loaded variant with 32GB of storage and no advertisements. Rose, Black, and Denim Blue are available as color choices. There is also an kids for $109 model with a 2-year replacement warranty that, in the event that your child smashes it, will simply replace the entire tablet.