Amazon gives its Fire 7 tablets more storage and speed for the same price

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Amazon has announced a new Fire 7 tablet that has a faster processor than the older version. It’s still a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, though Amazon claims it has more memory bandwidth. This new tablet also has more storage by default — twice as much as before, bringing it up to 16GB. In addition, this tablet can work with 512GB microSD cards, doubling what the last-gen model could support. Everything else about it is the same; it’s even keeping the reasonable $49.99 price.

The new Fire 7 tablet will be released on June 6th, and preorders start today. It will be available in black and in three new colors: sage, plum, and twilight blue. If you purchase one before the release date, you’ll receive a $10 credit that you can redeem on the Amazon…

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