Amazon has today announced the ninth generation of their Fire tablet, the Amazon Fire HD 10. Major improvements over its predecessor include a longer battery life and a faster processor.
Amazon Fire HD 10 features
The Fire HD 10 tablet comes with a 10.1-inch FHD display (1080p, 224 ppi). The processor has been upgraded to a 2 GHz octa-core chipset. It is supported by 2 GB RAM. Storage options include 32 or 64 GB, along with a possibility to expand it up to 512 GB via a microSD card.
As always, the battery capacity has not been revealed, but a total of 12 hours of backup has been promised per charge.
In the sound department, the presence of Dolby Atmos Is bound to take the experience a notch above. There is also a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port. 802.11ac dual-band WiFi is available for wireless connectivity. Alexa is available as the voice assistant.
Both the front and rear cameras feature a 2 MP lens and are capable of 720p HD video recording. Unlimited free cloud storage is provided for photos snapped on the device itself. Picture-in-picture (PIP) mode is also supported.
To quote Kevin Keith, Vice President, Amazon Devices,
“We’ve made our best tablet even better with a faster processor, longer battery life, and faster charging. The all-new Fire HD 10 has everything you need for entertainment with plenty of storage for your favorite videos, games, music, and books at home or on the go – and still under $150.”
Pricing and availability
Pre-orders for the Fire HD 10 are now open. It comes in four color variants and is priced at $149.99 for the 32 GB model and an extra $40 for the 64 gigs variant. Shipping will start by the end of this month.