Even though it’s the last day of the huge Prime Day sales from Amazon, it still looks like the company got a new unannounced tablet approved by the FCC on the same day.
The tablet bares almost all the hallmarks of a new unannounced Amazon tablet apart from in one area, and we’ve never been wrong on the first leaks on Amazon tablets before, so unless someone is pulling a practical joke on us, there’s a very high probability that this is the next new Amazon tablet in 2019 after the new Fire 7.
(UPDATE: This tablet went through a new round of approvals in October, hence the long wait before unveiling)
Officially confirmed by the regulatory findings are the fact that it’s a tablet with the model number M2V3R5, produced for a shell company that’s this time called “No Dark Matter LLC” which may be the funniest of all tablet shell company names so far. The shell company Amazon set up for for the new Fire 7 was called “First Stride.”
The first confirmed specs in today’s leaks only includes dual-band Wi-Fi 5, with 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover, Bluetooth LE, a rear camera, a 3.5mm audio combo jack, a USB slot, and a microSD card slot.
Only “No Dark Matter LLC” knows if this is a new Fire HD 10 2019 model or some other tablet, but with the new Fire 7 being launched in 2019, the Fire HD 8 being launched in September 2018 and still selling very well, and Fire HD 10 being launched in September 2017 and being the only one of Amazon’s tablets with Wi-Fi 5 at the moment, at least it looks the most logical that the M2V3R5 tablet is a likely a successor to the Fire HD 10.
Unless of course a new tablet size joins the Fire tablet family too. Which we’ll find out over the next couple of months.
– Tom Bowen