Amazon upgrades Kindle Paperwhite with a bigger screen

Amazon gives a solid upgrade to Kindle lineup with three new models. Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite Kids edition and Paperwhite Signature Edition

New Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon is finally giving a big update to their Kindle lineup. Three new versions of Kindle has announced on Tuesday – Kindle Paperwhite, Paperwhite Kids edition and Paperwhite Signature edition.

This is the biggest update Kindle Paperwhite has gotten since 2018. Although people do not usually upgrade their Kindle devices, the update is big enough that they might consider upgrading and also attract new customers.

What’s new in Kindle Paperwhite?

The new Kindle Paperwhite will come with a bigger display at 6.8 inches compared to the 6 inches screen of the existing Paperwhite model. It will also feature thinner bezels with a front-flush design. Although the pixel density will remain the same as before at 300 PPI.

In terms of battery life, the new model will offer a 10-weeks long battery life on a single charge and now it will come with USB Type C charging.

Also, it will feature a new processor which makes the page-turning animations smoother and faster by up to 20 per cent.

It will also come with a warm light feature like in the higher end model, Kindle Oasis. It lets you add an orange tint to the screen which makes reading easier on the eyes when reading in the dark.

What’s different in the Signature edition?

The Signature extra is similar to the standard Paperwhite edition but with extra storage of 32 GB which will give you plenty of space for storing e-books and audiobooks.

It also has wireless charging support and an auto-light adjust feature which will change the brightness of the screen according to the ambient light conditions.

Kindle Paperwhite will cost $139.99 (Rs. 10999) and the Paperwhite Signature edition will cost $189.99 (Rs. 15999). Both are available for order and the shipping will start from October 27 for Kindle Paperwhite and November 4 for Paperwhite Signature edition.

The Kindle Paperwhite edition will cost $159 and will include a kid-friendly cover, one year of Amazon Kids+ and a 2-year replacement guarantee.