Amazon today announced an all new version of its flagship Fire tablet. The new tablet finally brings a full HD 1080p display which is something customers have long been asking the company for. Amazon has also gone ahead and reduced the tablet’s price so those who are in the market for an inexpensive tablet should certainly check this one out.
The new Fire HD 10 tablet features a 10.1 inch full 1080p HD IPS LCD display. The company claims that it’s 30 percent faster compared to its predecessor as it has twice the amount of RAM.
This is the first model of this particular tablet to be powered by a quadcore processor. It’s coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Customers who want to spend a bit more can get the tablet with 64GB of onboard storage. External expansion is allowing through a microSD card.
Amazon promises that the new Fire HD 10 tablet is going to provide customers with up to 10 hours of mixed use battery life. It also claims that the tablet is more durable than the 10.5 inch iPad Pro, as measured in tumble tests.
The tablet features a 2 megapixel rear camera that can record 720p video. There’s a VGA camera on the front for video calling. A forked version of Android powers this tablet. It’s basically Android with a lot of customizations made on top of it by Amazon.
Alexa is onboard as well. It works hands-free too so it can basically double as an Echo speaker. Users can give it commands to control smart devices, set timers, look up information, and more.
Prices for the new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet starts at $150. That’s $80 less than its predecessor. Amazon will start shipping the new tablet in the week of October 11th.