Amazon has announced new Fire HD 10 Tablet, an upgrade to its 2015 model. It has a 10.1-inch widescreen 1080p Full HD display, compared to WXGA screen in the predecessor and is also 30% faster with 2x the RAM and a better quad-core processor. It also comes with Alexa hands-free for the first time in the Fire tablet that lets you just ask Alexa to control video playback (play, pause, rewind, and fast forward), launch an app, play your favorite song, or read an audiobook aloud.
You can also ask Alexa to answer questions, read the news, get traffic and weather reports, set alarms and timers, and more. “Alexa provides voice responses paired with visual cards on your Fire tablet’s display, and can even respond when your tablet screen is on standby,” says Amazon.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) specifications
- 10-inch (1920 x 1200 pixels) WUXGA IPS display at 224PPI
- Quad-Core MediaTek ( 2 x 1.8 GHz + 2 x 1.4 GHz ) processor
- 2GB RAM, 32GB (25.4GB available to user) or 64GB (54.1GB available to user) of internal storage, expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
- Android-based Fire OS 5
- 2MP rear camera
- VGA front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 262 x 159 x 9.8mm; Weight: 500grams
- Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (Dual Band), Bluetooth with support for A2DP, USB 2.0
- 3.5 mm stereo jack, Dolby Atmos, Dual stereo speakers, built-in microphone
- Battery life of up to 10 hours mixed use
The new Amazon Fire HD 10 (2017) comes in Black, Marine Blue and Punch Red colors and is priced at $149.99 (Rs. 9,645 approx.) for 32GB and $189.99 (Rs. 12,215 approx.) for 64GB versions. It is now available for pre-order from Amazon.com and ships from October 11.