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The refreshed entertainment tablet from Amazon comes with 512 microSD card support, USB-C port, 2 MP front camera, and picture-in-picture capability.
The newest Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) tablet costs the same as its 2017 predecessor – $149.99 for the entry-level version with special offers; $205 for the top version (64 GB on board, no ads).
The 2019 10.1-inch Fire HD 10 offers a few improvements that make it one of the most interesting budget tablets you can get right now.
Among the new features, you will find USB-C connector (the same as in iPad Pro tablets), memory expandable by 512 GB microSD cards, and a better front camera.
Unfortunately, the display has not been upgraded. The 10.1-inch widescreen Full HD display supports 1080p Full HD video playback. It’s fully laminated and has an advanced polarizing filter. With a resolution of 1920 × 1200 px and 224 ppi pixel density, the display offers “vivid colors, increased brightness, and wide viewing angle.”
The new tablet is available in a new range of colors, similar to Fire 7 2019. Besides Black, you can find Plum and Twilight Blue. Plus, there is a new insanely beautiful color variant, White, which goes extremely well with any of the new original covers, including Sage, and Sandstone White.
Keep on reading. We will take a quick look at the improvements right now.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) – what’s new
1. Support for 512 GB microSD cards
If you are determined to get a lot of stuff for offline use, you are most probably looking for tablets that offer the largest possible internal memory.
The 2019 Fire HD 10 offers the same storage options as the previous model (32 or 64 GB) but you can extend the memory via microSD cards.
And the newest model supports now the cards that are up to 512 GB – the same as in the 2019 Fire 7 and twice as much as in the predecessor.
2. USB-C connector
Fire HD 10 is the first Amazon tablet that comes with USB-C port instead of micro-USB connector.
Thanks to that the device can be fully recharged in 4 hours, using 9W power adapter included in the box. In the 2017, you had to plug the tablet for at least 5 hours to recharge it to 100%.
3. Faster 2 GHz processor
Compared to quad-core 1.8 GHz processor used in the 2017 model, the newest 10-inch Fire runs on octa-core 2.0 GHz and 2 GB RAM, making it faster than any other Fire tablet. Especially if you want to play many games and watch many videos.
4. Better 2 MP front camera
A front VGA camera in the 2017 model was bad. It was so bad Amazon didn’t even mention its resolution.
The new model comes with the same 2 MP camera for both front and back which is capable of recording 720p HD videos.
Finally, you will be able to video chat with your family members, and actually see their faces.
5. Picture-in-picture capability
Another new feature is picture-in-picture capability. The new feature allows you to see two things at the same time: one in the full view, and the other one in an inset window.
Thanks to picture-in-picture feature, you will be able to browse the web while video chatting with your kids, or watch Prime video while checking Facebook comments under your status update.
6. New colors and case covers
The newest 10-inch Fire tablet is dressed in a 2019 color outfit. A range of desaturated colors includes Plum, Twilight Blue, and White. It is in line with colors of Amazon Fire 7 and Kindle Oasis that were released earlier this year.
As usual, the new Amazon case covers are offered in the matching colors. Although old cases will fit the 2019 model – as both generations have the same dimensions and locations of ports and buttons – you may have a problem with a color compatibility.
Are you looking for more creative cases covers than the original ones. Check out our updated list of the best Amazon Fire HD 10 cases and sleeves.
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019) specs
Here is a complete tech specs chart of the 10-inch Amazon Fire tablet, released in 2019.
|Generation||9th – 2019 release|
|Screen||10.1-inch touchscreen, 1080p Full HD video playback, with IPS (in-plane switching) technology and advanced polarizing filter, fully laminated display|
|Screen resolution||1920 × 1200 px|
|Pixel density||224 ppi|
|Storage capacity||• 32 GB (25.3 GB available to user)
• 64 GB (55.8 GB available to user)
|microSD card||Yes, add up to 512 GB of additional storage|
|RAM memory||2 GB|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.0 GHz|
|Body colors||• Black
• Twilight Blue
|Battery life||Up to 12 hours of mixed usage: reading, surfing the web, watching video, and listening to music|
|Charge time||Fully charges in approximately 4 hours using the USB-C cable and 9W power adapter included in the box. Approximately 3 hours with 15W power adapter and Type C to C cable (adapter and cable sold separately).|
|Weight||17.8 oz / 504 g|
|Dimensions||10.3 × 6.3 × 0.4 in / 262 × 159 × 9.8 mm|
|Cameras||• front: 2 MP camera with 720p HD video recording
• rear: 2 MP camera with 720p HD video recording
|Wi-Fi||Dual-band Wi-Fi; 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n or 802.11ac standard with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security using password authentication; does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|Bluetooth||Yes; with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone, and LE accessories|
|Ports||• USB-C (2.0) connector and included Type-A to Type-C cable to connect to a PC/Macintosh computer, or to charge your device with the included power adapter
• microSD slot for external storage
|Audio||• 3.5 mm stereo jack
• integrated Dolby Atmos dual stereo speakers
|Blue Shade blue light control||Yes; the feature automatically adjusts and optimizes the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience|
|Alexa||Yes; the personal assistant provides quick access to the entertainment you want, including music, games, audiobooks, and more|
|Alexa hands-free||Yes; simply say the wake word, “Alexa”|
|Picture-in-picture||Yes; watch videos from Prime Video, Twitch, or Netflix, while browsing the web, checking email, reviewing your calendar, or visiting Twitter|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, ambient light sensors|
|Accessibility features||VoiceView screen reader enables access to the vast majority of Fire tablet features for users who are blind or visually impaired using text-to-speech or a connected refreshable braille display. Screen magnifier enables viewers to zoom in and out, and pan around the screen. Fire tablets also include accessibility settings for Closed Captioning, Font Size, High Contrast Text, Color Inversion, Color Correction, and Convert Stereo to Mono audio.|
|Supported formats||Kindle (AZW), KF8, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively, Audible Enhanced format (AAX), DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI, PCM/WAVE, OGG, WAV, M4V, MP4, AAC LC/LTP, HE-AACv1, HE-AACv2, MKV, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, HTML5, CSS3, 3GP, VP8 (WEBM)|
|Location services||Location-based services via Wi-Fi|
|Original case covers||Yes; sold separately. Five colors to choose from: Charcoal Black, Plum, Sage, Sandstone White, Twilight Blue|
|Warranty||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-Year, 2-Year and 3-Year Extended Warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately|
|In the box||• Fire HD 10 tablet (2019 model)
• USB-C 2.0 cable
• 9W power adapter
• Quick Start Guide
|Launch dates||• announcement – October 7, 2019
• pre-orders – October 7, 2019
• release – October 30, 2019
|Prices||• 32 GB, with special offers – $149.99
• 32 GB, without special offers – $164.99
• 64 GB, with special offers – $189.99
• 64 GB, without special offers – $204.99
Fire HD 10 (2019) – highlights
Here are the highlights from the product page of the newest Fire tablet.
Amazon Fire HD 10, 2019 model
White / 32 GB
Our largest display – now 30% faster
Fire HD 10 is our largest display in 1080p full HD – now 30% faster thanks to the powerful new 2.0 GHz octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Stream movies, watch videos, or play games with the enhanced Wi-Fi. Enjoy downloaded content on the go with up to 12 hours of mixed-use battery life.
Designed for widescreen entertainment
Enjoy millions of movies, TV episodes, games, apps, eBooks, and songs. Stream or download thousands of videos from Prime Video, Netflix, STARZ, and SHOWTIME. Discover over 570,000 apps and games, over 450,000 Audible titles, and millions of songs. Experience Picture-in-Picture viewing with Red Bull TV, Twitch, NBC News and more.
Great for the entire family
With award-winning Amazon FreeTime, parents can create child profiles to limit screen time, set educational goals, and manage content with easy-to-use parental controls. FreeTime is free on every Fire tablet – or subscribe to FreeTime Unlimited to access over 20,000 kid-friendly titles.
Alexa connects you to the information, entertainment, and people who matter most – with just your voice. Ask to play videos and music, open apps, shop online, check the weather, call or message almost anyone and much more. Just say “Alexa” – even when the tablet screen is asleep on standby. Fire HD 10 is designed to protect your privacy with an Alexa Hands-Free Mode on/off toggle.
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