Amazon Kindle Oasis brings book-like experience for whopping Rs. 23,999

Amazon has unveiled the eight-generation of its Kindle e-reader with an all-new design. Called the Kindle Oasis, the new model comes to India with a whopping price tag of Rs. 23,999.

Unlike the previous Kindle models, the Amazon Kindle Oasis is the company’s most book-like e-reader. It’s “crafted from the ground up” specifically for bookworms.

“To lean back and read for hours, you need a sanctuary from distraction,” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, in a statement. “We want Kindle to disappear, and Kindle Oasis is the next big step in that mission. It’s the most advanced Kindle we’ve ever built—thin and ultra-lightweight, it gets out-of-the-way so you can lose yourself in the author’s world.”

The new e-reader model is the thinnest and lightest Kindle with 131 grams of weight and 3.4mm of thickness from the slimmest point. Although there were some rumours that the new Kindle would be a waterproof e-reader, it’s not even water-resistant one. However, Amazon has designed a polymer frame that comes plated with metal.

Amazon Kindle Oasis is the thinnest and lightest Kindle

To let you read some of your favourite titles without any disturbance, the Kindle Oasis has a dual-battery design. This comes through an all-new leather cover that has an additional battery pack. Additionally, there is a new hibernation mode that minimises power consumption when the device is idle.

Amazon has provided a next-generation Paperwhite display on the Kindle Oasis. The display panel is in the same 6-inch size but comes with 60 percent more LEDs than the latest Kindle Paperwhite to offer you the brightest experience. Also, there is 200-micron backplate which is robust enough to let you throw the e-reader right in your bag.

The new Kindle sports a couple of page turn buttons on the hand grip. Further, you can use the built-in accelerometer to change the direction from your left to right hand.

Amazon hasn’t changed the connectivity options on the Kindle Oasis. Therefore, you have the choice to pick between Wi-Fi and 3G. The e-reader also has 4GB onboard storage to store your ebooks and PDF files.

The Amazon Kindle Oasis with black color option and black, merlot and walnut cover finish will be available for purchase through Amazon.in starting April 27.