Amazon unveiled the next-generation Kindle Paperwhite on Tuesday, which has a larger 6.8-inch display and supports USB Type-C Charging. The new Kindle Paperwhite (also known as the Kindle Paperwhite 11th Gen) is available in two models: the standard Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. The latter will include a 32GB storage capacity as well as an auto-adjusting light sensor. In addition to the new Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon will have a hardware event on September 28 to introduce its new Echo devices and services.
Price and Availability of the New Kindle Paperwhite in India
In India, the brand-new Kindle Paperwhite costs Rs. 13,999, while the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition costs Rs. 17,999. Both variants are available in Black and will be available for pre-order on Amazon.in starting today, according to the company. Customers who pre-order the new Kindle Paperwhite models will receive Rs. 500 in Kindle credits, which can be used to purchase eBooks at up to 80% off the cover price.
The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will begin selling on October 27, followed by the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition on November 4.
Specifications and Features of the New Kindle Paperwhite
The new Kindle Paperwhite has a 6.8-inch glare-free display, which is 0.8-inch larger than the old Kindle Paperwhite’s 6-inch screen. The display also has a flush-front design with thinner 10mm bezels. The new Kindle Paperwhite will feature the same 300ppi count as the previous model, thus there will be no changes in terms of pixel density. Amazon claims, however, that the display has been upgraded with an additional 10% brightness at the maximum setting to provide a more comfortable experience. There’s also an adjustable warm light and a white-on-black mode, allowing users to read books at different times of the day and night, according on their preferences.
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, unlike the ordinary Kindle Paperwhite, has an auto-adjusting front light that adjusts the display brightness based on ambient illumination.
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage. The standard Kindle Paperwhite, on the other hand, has an 8GB storage capacity.
Both the new Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition are said to have the longest battery life of any Kindle, lasting up to 10 weeks. The e-readers also have a USB Type-C port for fast charging, which can charge the device to full capacity in 2.5 hours with a 10W adapter. In addition, the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition has wireless charging capabilities.
The Kindle interface, which comes preloaded on the new Kindle Paperwhite versions, was recently overhauled by Amazon. It allows you to quickly navigate between the home screen, the library, and the book you’re now reading. A redesigned library experience with new filters, sort options, a new collections view, and an interactive scroll bar is also included in the revamped UI.
The new Kindle Paperwhite versions are said to boast 20% faster page turns and a smoother user experience thanks to the improved interface and technology.
Both the new Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition are manufactured from 60% post-consumer recycled polymers and 70% recycled die-cast magnesium. Wood fiber-based products make up as much as 96 percent of their packaging. The new Kindle Paperwhite also has an IPX8 rating, which means it can withstand inadvertent drops in the bathtub or pool.
The photos for the new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition have yet to be released by Amazon.
On September 28, Amazon will Host an Event
On September 28, at 9:30 p.m. IST, Amazon will host its next hardware event. Although the business has yet to share specifics about what it plans to introduce, the invite issued to Gadgets 360 reveals that the virtual event would include announcements on the latest Amazon devices, features, and services. There will also be “a combination of virtual and on-ground events, live from Seattle,” according to the invitation.
The About Amazon website has also foreshadowed the hardware event. We don’t expect Amazon to livestream the event publicly because it will be invite-only.
Amazon announced its new Echo (4th Gen), Echo Dot (4th Gen), Echo Dot (4th Gen) With Clock, and Echo Show 10 devices at last year’s hardware presentation. Luna, the company’s new gaming streaming service, was also introduced, as was an update to Ring’s security product selection, which includes an indoor drone and a car alarm. At next week’s event, we might see some upgrades to all of those goods and services.