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During Amazon’s fall 2023 hardware product launch, the company showed off new Fire HD 10 Kids and Kids Pro tablets that the company says are lighter weight than the 2021 models, but bring a 25% boost in processing power in a lighter-weight design, while still offering up to 13 hours of battery life.

What the company didn’t mention was that it’s not just the Kids versions of these tablets that are getting an update. The new Fire HD 10 Kids tablets are based on a new 13th-gen Fire HD 10 tablet, which is available for pre-order for $140 with an expected release date of October 18, 2023.

The Kids and Kids Pro editions are also up for pre-order starting today for $190 and up, which includes a tablet, protective case, and a 1-year subscription to Amazon’s Kids+ subscription service, along with the company’s 2-year worry-free guarantee that lets you trade in a broken model for a replacement.

All versions of the tablet are 30% lighter than the chip used in the 2021 models, feature higher-quality front-facing cameras, and active digitizers for use with an optional $35 Amazon Stylus Pen (which debuted with the Fire Max 11 earlier this year).

The new tablets are powered by a MediaTek MT8186A processor with two ARM Cortex-A76 CPU cores and four Cortex-A55 cores along with 1 GHz Mali-G52 MC22EE graphics.

While the new chip isn’t as powerful as the processor used in the Amazon Fire Max 11, it should be a nice bump up from the MT8183 chip used in Amazon’s previous-gen Fire HD 10 tablets.

Here’s how the new 13th-gen Fire HD 10 stacks up against Amazon’s other large-screen tablets from recent years:

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2023)Amazon Fire HD 10 (2021)Amazon Fire HD 10 Plus (2021)Amazon Fire Max 11 (2023)
Display10 inch, 1920 x 120010 inch, 1920 x 120010 inch, 1920 x 120011 inch, 2000 x 1200 pixels
Storage32GB or 64GB + microSD (up to 1TB)32GB or 64GB + microSD (up to 1TB)32GB or 64GB + microSD (up to 1TB)64GB or 128GB + microSD card reader (up to 1TB)
CPUMediaTek MT8186A
2 x Cortex-A76 @ 2.05 GHz
6 x ARM Cortex-A55 @ 2 GHz
MediaTek MT8183
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2 GHz
MediaTek MT8183
4 x ARM Cortex-A73 @ 2 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 @ 2 GHz
MediaTek MT8188J
2 x ARM Cortex-A78 @ 2.2 GHz
6 x Cortex-A55 @ 2 GHz
GPUMali-G52 2EE MC2 @ 1 GHzMali-G72 MP3 @ 800 MHzMali-G72 MP3 @ 800 MHzMali-G57 MC2 @ 950 MHz
BatteryUp to 13 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 14 hours
PortsUSB 2.0 Type-CUSB 2.0 Type-CUSB 2.0 Type-CUSB 2.0 Type-C
Charging time4 hours (with included 9W charger)
3 hours (with a 15W charger)
  • 4 hours (9W)
  • 15W fast charging support
  • 4 hours (9W)
  • 15W fast charging support
  • Wireless charging support
  • 4.2 hours (9W)
  • 3.5 hours (15W)
AudioStereo speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo speakers
3.5mm headphone jack
Stereo speakers
WiFiWiFi 5WiFi 5WiFi 5WiFi 6
Cameras 5MP rear
5MP front
5MP rear
2MP front
5MP rear
2MP front
8MP front
8MP rear
Latest OS versionFire OS 8Fire OS 7Fire OS 7Fire OS 8
Dimensions246 x 165 x 8.6mm247mm x 166mm x 9.2mm247mm x 166mm x 9.2mm259.1 x 163.7 x 7.50mm
Weight434 grams468 grams468 grams490 grams
Starting price (MSRP)$140$150$180$230

Amazon also seems to have quietly dropped the Fire HD 10 Plus from this year’s lineup, which means that there’s no longer a 10 inch model with 4GB of RAM or support for wireless charging. But there is a new Amazon Fire HD 10 and Stylus Pen creativity bundle for $175, which has an active digitizer with support for an Amazon Stylus Pen (sold separately for $35) featuring 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.


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    1. Yeah, I started writing 13th-gen, figured 2023 would mean more to most readers… and then promptly proceeded to split the difference in the headline 🙂

      It’s updated now, but the error shall live on in the URL.