Amazon redesigns Kindle with lighter and thinner build
Amazon has redesigned its Kindle with an all-new build that is quite close to the latest Kindle Paperwhite model. The new e-reader is 11 percent thinner and 16 percent lighter than its predecessor and comes with a price tag of $79 (approximately Rs. 5,300).
The new Amazon Kindle has a round-edge design that appears to be highly influenced by the Kindle Paperwhite. The new designing enables a more comfortable reading experience. But, of course, you’ll need to buy some new covers and cases as your existing Kindle outfits won’t be compatible with the upgraded model.
Amazon hasn’t ditched plastic for its Kindle e-reader. Nevertheless, the new Kindle model offers you the same 9.1mm of thickness that was quite praised on the Kindle Paperwhite. There is also a white color option in addition to the existing black variant to attract more readers.
Apart from the design upgrade, the new Amazon Kindle has twice the memory compared to the previous Kindle. This brings 4GB of storage to the new tablet. Additionally, there is Bluetooth Audio support to make room for the preloaded VoiceView screen reading feature that targeted at visually impaired users.
The new Kindle e-reader has all the latest offerings, including a personalised home screen and export notes option. Also, there are new fonts such as Bookerly, Ember and OpenDyslexic to provide an upgraded experience on the 6-inch glare-free touchscreen display.
Although the new Kindle has many upgraded features over its 2015 model, it is still claimed to deliver weeks of battery life on a single charge. The Seattle-based company hasn’t revealed the capacity of the battery pack. But it is presumably identical to the last generation.
The new Amazon Kindle is available in the US market with an affordable price of $79.99. Details about its price and availability in India are yet to be surfaced.