Amazon has silently released a new variant of the Android-powered Fire 10 HD tablet. Except for the missing Google Play store access, Amazon tablets, in general, have it all from the affordable price tag to Amazon-specific value added services, complete with a decent design.
The new Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet comes equipped with 64GB of built-in storage capacity. Amazon has also changed the chassis of the original tablet by giving it a "Silver Aluminum" touch. To be specific, the tablet is Silver in color, while the body is made of Aluminum to offer premium look. This variant can now be purchased for $289.99.
In comparison, the original Fire HD 10 tablet comes as the standard Black or White variants and the body is made of plastic. Apart from the change in design and color, under the hood configurations remain the same in the new tablet.
The Fire HD 10 features a 10.1-inch display, complemented by 1,280 x 1,800 pixels screen resolution. This slate comes powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor, running at 1.5 GHz. However, the RAM configuration isn’t mind-blowing as Amazon has housed just 1GB of RAM.
There is a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera unit and Amazon's own Fire OS, based on Android Lollipop, runs the device out of the box. Apart from the 64GB native storage space, this tablet also comes with a microSD card slot to facilitate expansion of up to 128GB.
Battery-wise, the Fire HD 10 tablet will be able to provide up to 8 hours of charge enabling users to read, surf, watch video and listen to music. To top it off, the tablet users can enjoy Amazon Underground, which is a one-of-a-kind app store with $20,000 worth of in-apps and games.
Many in-app items are available free of charge like unlocked levels, additional lives, unlimited add-on packs, among others. Other than apps and games, Amazon platform also offers millions of movies, TV shows, songs and books.