The Amazon Fire family, often overlooked in the less glamorous Android tablet market, continues to maintain its popularity among buyers, mainly due to their attractive sale-day prices. Today, the e-commerce giant unveiled a new member of its tablet lineup: the Amazon Fire Max 11.
- Amazon has introduced the Fire Max 11 tablet.
- The device has an 11 inch display.
- The price is once again competitive with other Android tablets.
Amazon announces Fire Max 11, the largest and most powerful tablet to date
As the name suggests, the Fire Max 11 is the big brother of the existing 7, 8 and 10 inch Fire tablets and brings with it a new 11 inch LCD screen. The highlight of the new tablet is the display with a resolution of 2,000 x 1,200 pixels, an aspect ratio of 5:3 and 213 ppi. Amazon is positioning the new Fire Max 11 as a media consumption device, especially for gaming and video streaming.
But not only the screen, but also the processor was touted by the company: the MT8188J is an octa-core processor, which as usual comes from MediaTek and is equipped with two high-performance and six efficiency cores. Specifications also include Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6. The whole thing comes with FireOS 8 based on Android 11.
Like most current MediaTek processors, the Fire Max 11 is PlayReady and Widevine DRM compatible and supports AV1 decoding to future-proof streaming. Amazon apparently assumes that users will only consume media in landscape format and equips the Fire Max 11 with only two speakers that are compatible with Dolby Atmos.
The storage options appear with 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of storage space. However, the latter can easily be expanded by up to 1 TB with a microSD card. The camera is also modest: a duo of 8 MP sensors on the front and back take on the photographic tasks.
To compete with Samsung’s, Apple’s, and Google’s premium offerings, Amazon has created an extensive range of accessories for the Fire Max 11, with an optional case, stylus, and keyboard to protect and enhance productivity. Furthermore, the newly released Fire tablet boasts the distinction of being the first in the lineup to feature a fingerprint sensor, which enables users to control access to a maximum of two adult profiles and four child profiles.
The Amazon Fire Max 11 is available for pre-order in some countries and is expected to ship on June 14th. The tablet’s recommended retail price starts at €269.99 with lock screen ads and goes up to €394.97 with 128 GB of storage, no lock screen ads and a pen and keyboard bundle. As usual, prices will fall during the next Amazon Prime Day, which is rumored to take place in July.