Amazon updates the Fire HD 10 in both the normal and the Kids Edition. There are improvements to the processor, the WLAN and the battery life. In addition, the tablet now uses USB-C and Fire OS 7 based on Android 9 Pie.
The Fire HD 10 will be available in dark blue, black and white in the future and continues to rely on a 10.1-inch full-HD display (224 ppi), but now on a clocking at 2.0 GHz Octa Core Processor replacing the maximum 1.80 GHz clocking quad-core SoC. The internal memory is either 32 or 64 gigabytes identical to its predecessor and can be expanded by microSD card by up to 512 GB. Also the memory remains unchanged with two gigabytes. Improvements have been made to the WLAN, which still supports 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, but relies on additional antennas to improve the radio range. This also means that the Fire HD 10 has increased in thickness one millimeter.
USB-C and faster charging
In addition, Amazon is now using USB-C (2.0) instead of Micro-USB as interface. In addition, the Fire HD 10 loads faster now. The enclosed power adapter charges with 9 watts, but the maximum can be loaded up to 15 watts. The battery should be fully charged with the included power adapter in four hours. The battery life indicates Amazon with up to 12 hours.
Fire OS 7 based on Android 9
The Fire HD 10 is the first tablet to use the new Fire OS 7, based on Android 9 Pie, which offers a new picture-in-picture view for video playback, such as Alexa Hands-free content search or e-video. Edit mails and parallel to a video can be played. The feature supports video from Prime Video, Twitch, Netflix and Zattoo.
On the front, the Fire HD 10 features a two-megapixel, 720p HD front camera and a 2-megapixel main camera on the back.
Pre-orderable from today, delivery end of October
The Fire HD 10 can be pre-ordered today from 149.99 euros (32 GB) *. The version with 64 GB costs 189.99 euros, whereby the price for both models remains unchanged. The delivery starts on October 30th. Protective covers for the Fire HD 10 are available in the colors green, purple, carbon black, sandstone and dark blue. They can be set up in portrait and landscape format and cost 39.99 euros.
Again as Fire HD 10 Kids Edition
The Amazon Fire HD 10 is again available as a Fire HD 10 Kids Edition with 32 GB of storage space. Technically, the model does not differ from the actual Fire HD 10, especially for children, but it does not only offer a one-year membership on Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, but also a child-friendly case in blue, pink or violet, which now also over the smaller model known stand, and the two-year “carefree guarantee”. With this Amazon replaces the tablet within a period of two years from the date of purchase even with self-inflicted damage – according to their own words “without any ifs and buts”.
One year FreeTime Unlimited included
FreeTime Unlimited gives children access to thousands of age-appropriate, ad-free books, Audible audiobooks, videos, educational apps, and games. Amazon assesses each content itself to be able to serve not only the rigid age requirements such as “from 0 years” or “from 6 years”, but through the settings targeted content for all ages. After the first year, the subscription for Prime members costs from 2.99 euros per month and for non-Prime members, from 4.99 euros per month. For example, parental controls allow parents to set the duration of use per activity, set learning goals, and set age filters. Additionally, weekday and weekend parents can set different learning goals or time limits, add tracks from their own library to FreeTime, or remove unwanted content from FreeTime Unlimited.
In addition, the parents' dashboard (eltern.amazon.de) displays weekly activity reports on the digital content the children use in FreeTime. Parents can also use the web browser on their smartphone, tablet or PC to customize the FreeTime settings.
From today for 199.99 euros pre-order
The one-year membership of FreeTime Unlimited, the case and the carefree guarantee again lead to a higher price compared to the normal version. The new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition with 32 GB of storage can be pre-ordered for € 199.99 from today *. The delivery will also take place from October 30th.
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