New Amazon tablets: the latest releases and how to pre-order today

Check out the new Amazon tablets including the Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. All available for pre-order now – here's what all the fuss is about...

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You heard it here first: there are new Amazon tablets ready for launch very soon. And because Amazon know it is a time when we need them most, they have made sure the range includes something for all the family! New for 2020 are the Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, and Fire HD 8 Kids Edition. Prices start from £89.99.

So what can we expect from the new releases? The All-New Fire HD 8 is built for entertainment. This tablet has a large display, a faster processor, more storage, longer battery life and it has Alexa built-in. For just £20 more, the Fire HD 8 is faster and offers more responsive performance, it has hassle-free wireless charging and it comes with three months of Kindle Unlimited. The Fire HD 8 Kids Edition is the Fire HD 8 tablet bundled with a kid-proof case and an adjustable stand. This is one of the best tablets for kids since it comes with easy to use parental controls, too.

All of these Amazon tablets are available to pre-order now and will be shipped on 3rd June. Alternatively, you could wait for Amazon Prime Day 2020 if you want to bag a bargain, but we can't guarantee they will be among the many many discounts.

All-New Fire HD 8 | £89.99 at Amazon
Available for pre-order now, the new Fire HD 8 boasts an eight-inch display as well as twice the storage, 30 per cent faster performance and 12-hour battery life. It also charges to full in just five hours. You can enjoy your favourite apps on the all-new Fire HD 8, from Netflix to Disney Plus, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube. This tablet also has Alexa built-in and it has a new game mode for a distraction-free experience. Also, it comes in your choice of White, Black, Slate, Twilight Blue, and Plum.View Deal

Fire HD 8 Plus | £109.99 at Amazon
The Fire HD 8 Plus is the same size as the tablet above, but it offers wireless charging and it has a much faster and more responsive performance – it boasts 50 per cent more RAM than the Fire HD 8. Also, with it comes three months of Kindle Unlimited for free. This tablet comes in the same five colours.

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Fire HD 8 Kids Edition | £139.99 at Amazon
This new kid's tablet from Amazon is the Fire HD 8 tablet but with a kid-friendly twist. The tablet comes with a protective housing and an adjustable stand, as well as a two-year worry-free guarantee. The parental controls make your life easier as you can set daily goals, age filters and time limits and you can choose which content they see. This tablet comes with one year of Amazon Fire for Kids which gives them access to kid-friendly books, educational apps, videos, games and more. View Deal

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We’ve made the all-new Fire HD 8 even better with faster performance, 32GB of internal storage, up to 12 hours of battery life, and easier charging with USB-C—all for only £89.99. For only £20 more, the Fire HD 8 Plus packs even more power with 50% more RAM, hassle-free wireless charging, and three months of Kindle Unlimited included. With access to millions of movies, TV shows, books, songs, magazines, Alexa, and more— Fire HD 8 and Fire HD 8 Plus are the perfect tablets for entertainment.”