Amazon today reported the most recent rendition of its Kindle Paperwhite ($140) — its most well-known Kindle — with somewhere around four significant updates that may make the Paperwhite a preferred purchase over the more costly Oasis.
Amazon declared one new Kindle Paperwhite, yet three: there are new ‘Signature’ ($190) and Kids ($160) models as well. Favoring these a little.
A bigger, warmer display
The new Kindle Paperwhite goes from a 6-inch screen to a 6.8-inch screen, because of more modest bezels, while keeping 300 dpi sharpness. However, maybe more significant is the expansion of the warm lighting alternative that I consider priceless on the Kindle Oasis and other tablets. It helps make the screen look more paper-like under warm indoor lighting, and it implies your eyeballs aren’t burned by white-ish blue light that will in general keep you conscious late around evening time.
The display is additionally 10% more brilliant at its most extreme setting and revives 20% more rapidly than its archetype.
The Signature Edition adds a light sensor
While you’ve customarily needed to physically change brilliance on the Kindle Paperwhite, the Signature Edition adds a light sensor that consequently changes splendor for the most paper-like insight while as yet being decipherable in low light. It’s something I love about the Oasis and I’m happy to see it at a lower value point.
It charges via USB-C
The new Kindles at long last charge through USB-C, rather than the old-fashioned generate of the Hades that is miniature USB. That implies many individuals can utilize a similar charger as they accomplish for their telephone or PC. Even better, battery life has been improved to an expected 10 weeks.
You may imagine that is not any joking matter because Kindle’s have weeks-long battery life, yet there’s nothing more awful than not having the option to discover the charger when you at last need it.
The Signature Edition gets Wireless charging
On the off chance that you settle on the Signature Edition, you additionally get the additional advantage of Qi remote charging so you can carry on with that link-free life. This is new for the Kindle series generally – not even the $249 Kindle Oasis has this component.
Amazon has introduced a few more features too:
- The new Kindles can fully charge in 2.5 hours with just a 9W charger.
- The Signature edition comes with 32GB of storage.
- The Kindle interface has an all-new design that makes it easier to switch to the home screen, your library, or your current book. There are new filters and books are sorted by collections, while your settings are now all accessible with just one swipe.
- The Paperwhite for Kids comes with a ‘kid-friendly cover and a 1-year subscription to Amazon Kids+.
The new Kindles are available to pre-order now and will ship in October. Amazon says that ‘for a limited time,’ the purchase will include a four-month subscription to the Kindle Unlimited service.