As expected, Amazon is launching its most affordable tablet to date. The new Amazon Fire is a 7 inch tablet with an IPS display and a $50 price tag.
Want to save even more money? Amazon is offering a buy-5-get-1-free deal, which means you can pay about $41.67 per tablet when you buy a half dozen.
The Amazon Fire tablet is available for pre-order, and ships starting September 30th.
So what kind of hardware do you get for $50? Well, the Amazon Fire doesn’t have a high-resolution display or stereo speakers. But it does have an IPS screen with wide viewing angles, front and rear cameras, and up to 7 hours of battery life.
It’s also one of Amazon’s first tablets to support a microSD card slot for removable storage.
Here’s an overview of the specs:
- 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel IPS display
- 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
- Fire OS 5 (based on Android 5.1)
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB of storage (plus a microSD card reader)
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi
- 2MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera
- Mono speaker
The tablet measures 7.5″ x 4.5″ x 0.4″ and weighs about 11 ounces and it supports Amazon’s Mayday Screen Sharing service, allowing customer to contact Amazon for support have a representative walk you through the process of resolving your issue.