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Amazon Fire HD 8: Features, Price, Availability and Pre-order

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Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet was launched by the company on Thursday, September 6, in Canada and it goes on pre-order starting at CDN$99.99.

The Fire HD 8 sports a 8-inch display, quad-core processor, upto 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded by 400GB via microSD card and a battery lasting up to 10 hours.

The device retails at CDN$99.99 for the 16GB version and CDN$129.99 for the 32GB version.

“We believe customers should get more out of their tablets, and not be expected to pay a premium for an incredible entertainment experience,” said Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices.

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Specs and Features

Amazon Fire HD 8 Canada launch: Specs, Price, Availability and Pre-order

  • Display: The Amazon Fire HD 8 comes with a 8-inch HD (1280 x 800) 189 ppi display.
  • CPU: It is powered by a quad-core processor that clocks at 1.3GHz.
  • Memory: The Fire HD 8 comes in options of 16 and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card. The device also has 1.5GB of RAM.
  • Battery: It is backed by a 10-hour long battery life, which charges in under 6 hours.
  • Camera: The 2MP front facing camera is HD ready (720p) for video chats and the rear camera is also a 2MP unit.

The Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet features a dual stero speaker with Dolby Atmos audio technology. The device isn’t Alexa-enabled for Canada.

“The Fire HD 8 features a beautiful HD display, a fast quad-core processor, all-day battery life, and more expandable storage for downloading books, movies, games, TV shows, and apps to enjoy—and still only $99.99.”


The Fire HD 8 tablet is currently available for pre-orders here and will start shipping on October 4, 2018.

Recently, the Amazon also launched the option of ‘Hindi’ language in its shopping app. The feature is currently in beta. Read more about it here.

Related read: Amazon Canada announces monthly Prime membership plan

Feeroz Shaani

Feeroz Shaani

Advisor at Candid.Technology, Feeroz is a journalist with 36 years of experience in print, digital, and television. After graduating from Delhi University, he began his journalistic journey with India’s leading news agency Press Trust of India, in 1986. After working for nine years in print media, he became the first batch of media professionals to switch to electronic media in 1995. Since then, he has worked with different news channels and digital media.