Amazon.com Inc. announced Thursday it will release a new Fire tablet, priced at $49.99 US. Amazon said in the press release that the tablet’s operating system, Fire OS 5 Bellini, has an updated user interface and screen-sharing capabilities for when users need to get in touch with customer care or tech support. The tablet includes 128 GB of storage, the company said. “Today, we’re taking another step in our mission to deliver premium products at non-premium prices,” Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com CEO said in the release. “The all-new Fire features a quad-core processor, is incredibly durable, and is backed by the Amazon content ecosystem, the new Amazon Underground, and Amazon customer service with Mayday Screen Sharing. Fire sets a new bar for what customers should expect from a low cost tablet.” The release said that Amazon Prime customers will have the ability to access a feature that allows users to download TV shows and movies in advance for offline viewing, which will also automatically manage space on the tablet to ensure it has enough space for new downloads, the release said. Other features include the Amazon Activity Centre, which allows parents to monitor how their children are spending time on the tablet, the release noted. The tablet will begin shipments on Sept. 30, the release said. Amazon spokeswoman Katie McFadzean said in an email that the company is not yet disclosing details about the tablet's availability in Canada.