Amazon $50 Tablet, Specs, Price – What To Expect At Such Unbelievably Low Price

Amazon $50 Tablet, Specs, Price – What To Expect At Such Unbelievably Low Price
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Online retailer Amazon is launching a new 6-inch tablet in time for the holidays. But what is surprising about this release is its unbelievably low pricing – merely $50 a piece. According to CNBC, the 6-inch device will feature a mono speaker and is priced considerably lower than the company’s Fire tablet, its cheapest version costing $99.


Edgadget reports that tablets of low prices typically have low resolution screens, inadequate storage and poor battery life. Amazon’s Fire HD tablets are low-priced because of lock screen advertisements, and the company could be looking at extending this feature for its latest release.

In comparison, Apple’s standard tablet costs $499 since it launched the iPad in 2010. The cheapest variant, the iPad mini, costs $299.

Frank Gillett, a Forrester Research analyst, said, “Will people tolerate a potentially inferior experience just because a tablet is $50? Amazon has to be very careful about what they’re giving up to get to that low price point.”

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While it won’t have the voice calling feature, Amazon’s latest tablet will be half an inch bigger than iPhone 6 Plus, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. The company will also be launching an 8-inch and a 10-inch tablet this year.

In the past, Amazon had to shelve some of its other projects, including a projector device, a smart stylus and 14-inch tablet. The Wall Street Journal reported that the online retailer is working towards building a high-end computer for the kitchen code-named Kabinet, a tablet with a 3-D screen and an e-reader battery that will have the capability to last two-years on a single charge.

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