Usually during the fall season Amazon unveils new hardware products, sometimes tablets, so we should see leaks or the straight up unveiling soon. One more hint in that direction is the fact that a brand new Amazon tablet just got certified by the FCC.
It’s very likely that it will be a Fire device, maybe one of those 7 or 8 inchers that have been selling so well. Right now, the lineup of Amazon Fire tablets features the $50 Fire Tablet with a 7 inch screen and the $80 Fire HD 8, as well as the $230 Fire HD 10. They also have Kids Editions for the little ones. It’s also true that Amazon has already upgraded its 7 and 8 inch models this year, but we haven’t seen a 10 incher in years.
The just certified model appearing at the FCC may just be a brand new Fire HD 10. Interestingly the documents don’t mention anything about Amazon, just the “AzulFlower LLC Tablet PC”. This does feel like an Amazon product, judging by previous such leaks. Sadly we have zero info about the device’s specs, but we do know it supports WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, it has a microSD card slot, but the CPU, RAM or storage are MIA.
There’s still a possibility it could be a smaller 8 or even 9 inch tablet out of nowhere, or a brand new series of products, maybe a 14 incher meant for watching videos let’s say. Fire HD 10 came in 2015, with a 10.1 inch 1280 x 800 pixel display, 1 GB of RAM and up to 32 GB of storage. Amazon can certainly do better than that… At least they’ll jump to Full HD, right?