Amazon unveiled a new Kindle Paperwhite Signature edition and a refreshed Kindle Paperwhite, which now comes with USB-C charging, a 6.8-inch glare-free display (300 ppi), ten days of battery life and 8GB storage.
The new Kindle devices also get a new processor that improves performance by 10%. Moreover, the maximum screen brightness has been increased by 10%.
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature edition comes in the same screen size and is powered by the same processor. The extra 60 bucks get you Qi wireless charging, 32GB storage instead of 8GB on the standard edition and an auto-adjusting light sensor that changes screen brightness according to ambient light.
The new Kindle Paperwhite retails at US$139 ($149.99 CA) and the Kindle Paperwhite Signature edition will be available for US$189 ($209.99 CA). The devices are available for pre-order and will start shipping on October 27, 2021.
Both the new Kindle devices get an IPx8 rating. USB-C with the 9W adapter or larger will also charge the device in less than 2.5 hours.
“The new Kindle Paperwhite comes with a warm light, and larger display for even more comfort, 20% faster page turns, and up to 10 weeks of battery life—all in a compact, waterproof design that makes it easy to enjoy a book anywhere, day or night,” said Kevin Keith, VP of Amazon Devices and Services.
While the 6.8-inch display on the new-gen Kindle devices is larger than the 6-inch display on the previous model, Oasis is still at the top of the chart as far as the largest display is concerned with its 7-inch e-ink panel.