14 May 2020
Amazon has launched a new Fire HD 10 tablet which is a refreshed version of the original Fire HD 10 from two years ago. This new version is pretty much similar to the previous one except for a few internal hardware changes. The biggest changes include a faster processor, longer battery life, and USB Type-C port. The team has launched a new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tablet as well.
The Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet sports a 10.1-inch Full HD (1920 x 1200 pixels) display like the predecessor. There is a new octa-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz which Amazon says is 30% faster performance and is coupled with 2GB of RAM. It has been released in 32GB and 64GB internal storage options with support for up to 512GB microSD cards. Amazon is further offering unlimited cloud storage space for all the content taken using the tablet.
The battery life has also been increased which is now claimed to be up to 12 hours under mixed-usage. It further comes with a new 9W charger which should help users charge their tablets faster. There is also "enhanced" WiFi support and USB Type-C port which is a welcome change for sure.
As for the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, it is the same as the standard tablet but comes with a few extras. Amazon has packed with a protective case, one-year free Amazon FreeTime subscription, and two-years of guarantee if the device gets broken. This is similar to what Amazon is offering with Kindle Kids Edition, its first Kindle aimed at kids.
Amazon has priced the new Fire HD 10 at $149 which is unchanged from the original model. The Fire HD 10 Kids Edition will cost you $199 where the increase in price is because of all the extra goodies that you will get. Both of these can be preordered now from Amazon with shipping starting October 30th.