What happened? Amazon has unveiled two unannounced Kindle Paperwhites in Canadian and Mexican showcases, and they appear to be borrowing some features from the current generation Kindle Oasis. Nothing was used regarding their connection type, but I hope it's USB Type C.
A new wave of Kindle devices may be on the way, and Amazon itself has unveiled them ahead of any official announcement. According to a GoodEReader report, the company briefly showed off a new Kindle Paperwhite and a Kindle Paperwhite Signature through a comparison chart found in Canadian and Mexican online stores.
Immediately after the report was released, Amazon removed those details from its website, but it was too late. The new Kindle Paperwhite appears to be moving to a larger 6.8-inch E Ink display with a pixel density of 300 pixels per inch and narrower margins. The display now fits together like a bezel Kindle Oasis display, and combines 17 white and amber LEDs.
Picture : Kindle Oasis vs Kindle Paperwhite | SixColors
The original model has 8 GB of storage, while the premium version has 32 GB. Other details include Wi-Fi support and an IPX8 waterproof rating for both models, which is the same as the current generation Kindle Paperwhite. The Signature model enhances it all with wireless charging and automatically adjusting screen brightness based on the environment.
Canadian pricing for the new Paperwhite machines have also been identified in the leak. The base model is CAD $149.99 and the Signature version is CAD $209.99. However, we probably won't have to wait any longer for the official announcement, given that Amazon is now offering a "redesigned Kindle experience" for every Kindle device released since around 2015.
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Amazon accidentally leaks the next Kindle Paperwhite