Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) unveiled new versions of its Fire 8 tablets on Wednesday, including one with an 8-inch screen and 13 hours of battery life for $99.
The new tablets — Fire HD 8, Fire HD 8 Plus, Fire HD 8 Kids and Fire HD 8 Kids Pro – will be available for pre-order today and start shipping in October. The $99 Fire 8 HD has a 30% faster hexa-core processor than its predecessor, comes with USB-C charging, and can be fully charged in five hours. It is available in three colors: black, denim and pink.
The $120 Fire HD 8 plus comes in gray and can be charged in three hours. It also sports wireless charging capabilities, a sharper camera, and a better processor than the Fire HD 8.
The Fire HD 8 Kids is priced at $150 and includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+, which includes content from Disney, Nickelodeon, and PBS Kids. A Disney-themed Fire HD 8 Kids (DIS), which comes in a Mickey Mouse or Disney Princess case, is available for an additional $10.
The Fire HD 8 Kids Pro also comes with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ as well as a kid-friendly case and a two-year worry-free warranty. It also has access to a digital store where children can ask parents for permission to buy e-books, apps or games.
Separately, on Wednesday, Amazon (AMZN) announced 71 new renewable energy projects around the world, including the company’s first renewable energy project in South America.