A new Amazon tablet has just passed through FCC approval. The tablet carries FCC ID # 2AIP5-3975 and model number SL056ZE. As with all of Amazon’s FCC filings, there is no explicit marking that the tablet is made by Amazon, but it has plenty of signs that give it away as an Amazon device.
The most revealing information about the device, like its photos and user manual, are expectedly absent due to a confidentiality request submitted by Amazon, but we do know the device is capable of 802.11ac dual-band WiFi and includes a microSD card slot for expanding its internal storage.
Amazon just released new versions of their Fire 7 tablet and Fire HD 8 tablet in June of this year, so it’s very unlikely this new tablet is a replacement for either of those models. This new tablet is most likely a successor to Amazon’s flagship tablet, the Fire HD 10.
The last time the Fire HD 10 was updated was in June of last year. However, it’s difficult to really call that an update, since they just released the same internals in a new aluminum body and started offering a 64GB model. The last time the internals of the Fire HD 10 were updated was 2 years ago in September of 2015.
In addition to a rumored new Amazon Echo and two new Fire TV models, it looks like Amazon will also be releasing a new tablet soon. Come this Holiday shopping season, there should be plenty of new Amazon hardware to consider.