Amazon has unveiled the latest generation of its largest tablet – the Fire HD 10.

The device has a 10.1” screen and full HD display as well as being 30% faster than the previous model.

It comes with 32GB of internal storage – plus up to 256GB more via microSD – and up to 10 hours of battery life.

The Fire HD 10 is also the first of Amazon’s tablets to feature Alexa hands-free.

As long as you’re connected to wi-fi all you need to do is say “Alexa” to get started, even if the tablet screen is in standby mode.

As well as being able to ask questions, launch an app or control video playback with your voice, there are ‘skills’ being added all the time that allow you to play music from TuneIn, check your flight status with EasyJet or order a pizza from Domino’s.

Thanks to Alexa, you can also use the Fire HD 10 to control compatible smart home devices from SmartThings, Philips Hue and Hive.

The Fire HD 10 is available for pre-order today and will be shipped from 11 October. Prices start at £149.99. It comes in a choice of black, marine blue and punch red.

A software update including the Alexa hands-free functionality will also start rolling out to customers from 11 October.

Kevin Keith, general manager at Amazon devices, said: “For less than £150, the all-new Fire HD 10 offers a beautiful 1080p Full HD display, plus faster performance, more storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life.

“We’re also excited to introduce Alexa hands-free for the first time on a Fire tablet. Now, you can ask Alexa to control video playback, show you your calendar, dim the lights, and much more — all without lifting a finger.”