New version of Amazon’s e-reader intermediary gets features previously only available on Kindle Oasis. The company is optimistic about Kindle Paperwhite now that it comes with water resistant feature. Along with that, there has been a number of physical changes in the device, which the company believes would intrigue customers and compel them to buy the device.
Amazon has upgraded the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader with a design that is lighter and also promotes resistance against water infiltration in the intermediate model, situated between the incoming Kindle and the powerful (and expensive) Kindle Oasis. The unit weighs 23 grams less than the previous generation. The screen continues with 6 inches and high definition. In the United States, the Kindle Paperwhite 2018 has a suggested price starting at $159.
Amazon informs that the digital book reader is expected to arrive in the first quarter of 2019. So, those who are looking to buy a beautiful and reliable e-reader needs to wait for a few more weeks as then, they will be able to get their hands on perhaps the most incredible e-reader in Kindle Paperwhite.
Broadly speaking, the new version of the Kindle intermediate adds features that were exclusive to the more expensive model, such as the possibility to enter the water at depth of 2 meters for a maximum of one hour.
Another novelty that came from the high-end models is the larger storage, which doubles from the previous Paperwhite to the new version. The consumer will find units with both 8 GB and 32 GB of internal space.
Moreover, Paperwhite maintains the screen with high definition and LED illumination technology, fundamental for reading in the dark. The only difference from Oasis is the automatic lighting control. The process follows every manual in Paperwhite 2018.
In addition to these hardware changes, the new digital player will gain software enhancements. Amazon explains that the home screen will be more accurate when it comes to suggesting the next reading, either from the device’s local store or from offers and items available from the Amazon store. Another interesting news is that the e-reader will have statistical data, showing for example how many days the user has read over the last month.
Also in the software, the reader will find the ability to create defined profiles of font customization and text style, something that can be a useful tool for those who move between reading dense technical books and between novels and fiction titles, which can give space to a more calm and inattentive reading.
It is worth remembering, however, that these updates on the experience of using the Kindle operating system also reach users of other models – including Paperwhite from 2013 – through firmware updates.