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Will older Amazon Fire HD 8 Cases Fit on the 2020 Version?

Amazon Fire Hd 8 2020 Lifestyle
Amazon Fire Hd 8 2020 Lifestyle (Image credit: Amazon)

Best answer: No. While these devices carry the same name, there are differences in where the buttons, ports, camera, and a light change in size that won't let prior previous generation cases work for the 2020 tablet..

Close, but not quite

Amazon Fire tablets are some great devices, especially given their prices. The Fire HD 8 10th gen brings some good upgrades over the previous models that many users will enjoy. If you're upgrading from the 2018 version and want to keep your case or are looking to purchase a case — will the earlier model cases work for the 2020 version?

Unfortunately, no, you won't be able to continue using your older Fire HD 8's case. This also applies when browsing for a new case. While it would be nice to be able to reuse that old case, Amazon has made some physical changes in tandem with the internal ones, so the old case just won't work anymore.

For starters, the actual shape of the tablet has changed slightly. For the new Fire HD 8 (2020), Amazon took less than a half-inch off the length and added it to the width (8-by-5.4-0.4 inches) when compared to the Fire HD 8 8th generation (8.4-by-5-by-0.4 inches). Because of this, any cases before the 2020 version just won't fit.

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Then there are the buttons, ports, and camera location changes. Amazon shifted where the volume, power, charging port, and headphone jack are arranged on the end of the tablet. The front-facing camera has also moved from the end (portrait layout) to the side (landscape layout).

Even though Amazon has changed the tablet enough to ruin any chance of your old case working, we have rounded up some of the best new cases for you Fire HD 8. We also have a couple of recommendations below.

Chris Wedel
Chris Wedel
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