The new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet was unveiled today, and can be pre-ordered for a price of $149 ahead of the October 11 release date: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J6YRPGKG/
The new Fire HD 10 is a 10.1-inch Full HD tablet with a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, 2GB of RAM, a 1.8 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor, options of 32GB or 64GB of storage with support for 256GB microSD cards, and the Android based Fire OS 5.
(UPDATE: This tablet was replaced by the New Fire HD 10 (2019-2020) on October 7, 2019)
The new Fire HD (actually Full HD) is better than the predecessor Fire HD 10, and has a 25% lower price too. A selling point highlighted by Amazon for the new 2017 – 2018 Fire HD 10 is the hands-free Alexa control for controlling apps, browse the web, play and control music or video, check on news, sports, weather, and digital assistant features like that.
The new Fire HD 10 is manufactured by Sporton International just like the rest of Amazon’s tablets these days, and it has full dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, Bluetooth 4.0, a 10 hour battery life, a 0.3MP front camera and 2MP rear camera, Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, a micro USB 2.0 port and 3.5mm audio combo jack, and the sensors accelerometer and ambient light sensor.
It’s the 7th lightest Android based tablet around at 500 grams, while it’s 9.8mm thick. Color options at launch are black, marine blue, and punch red.
It has blue light filter like you get on iPads, Android and Windows tablets, but with the Fire OS, Alexa, and your choice of optional services, there’s anything from millions of books, magazines, movies, shows, apps, and music available, to your own personal digital assistant that can set appointments, read you things, and connect to smart home devices, from door locks and security cameras, to thermostats.
– Jim Miller