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Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition: the bombshell is confirmed and they finally come with USB Type-C and wireless charging

Yesterday they were already appearing, as if impatient to be released in the Amazon hardware catalog, but it was not until today that the nuevos Kindle Paperwhite have been officially introduced. Some eReaders that come with some pretty cool (and perhaps expected) features.

Specifically, a new generation of Kindle Paperwhite and the new Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition. The axis of improvement of the first seems the screen, which grows and promises to be more fluid, but highlights that it also finally integrates USB type C.

Kindle Paperwhite 2011 and Paperwhite Signature Edition, Technical Specifications

KINDLE PAPERWHITE 2021

KINDLE PAPERWHITE SINGATURE EDITION

Dimensions

174 x 125 x 8.1mm

174 x 125 x 8.1mm

Weight

205 grams

207 grams

Screen

6’8 inch electronic ink (300 dpi)

6’8 inch electronic ink (300 dpi)

Storage

8 GB

32 GB

Waterproof

Yes (IPX8 specification)

Yes (IPX8 specification)

Battery

“10 weeks on a single charge”

“10 weeks on a single charge”

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 2,4 GHz y 5,0 GHz

Wi-Fi 2,4 GHz y 5,0 GHz

Connections

USB type-C

USB type-C
Wireless charging

Price

179.99 euros (8 GB)

189.99 euros (32 GB)

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Kindle Paperwhite (2021)

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Yesterday’s early leak completely hit the spot with some of the main novelties: the new Kindle Paperwhite integrates a 6.8-inch anti-reflective screen with adjustable warm light. It is, therefore, a little more screen diagonal than the previous Kindle Paperwhite (6 inches).

The bezels are also reduced to 10.2 millimeters, with the touch panel having a density of 300 pixels per inch. Amazon talks about 10% brighter than previous model and certified water resistance IPX8.

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One of the main jumps we have in its port, since they finally include USB type C. The promise is up to 10 weeks of autonomy, having 8 GB of storage.

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

The diagonal of the screen of this new device is also 6.8 inches, maintaining the aesthetics with respect to its twin. Dispose of a self-adjusting light sensor, so the ambient lighting will predetermine the level of brightness that the device chooses.

With its 32GB of storage, the new Kindle Paperwhite Sigature Edition integrates wireless charging compatible with the Qi standard (wireless charger not included), unprecedented in Amazon readers. And the promise is also 10 weeks of autonomy, and can also be charged via USB type-C (about 2.5 hours of charge).

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In both we can see the new interface for Kindle which was released recently, adding some new features and seeking to provide a simpler and more intuitive navigation (this second was not difficult to improve). There are new filters and options to sort the content, a new view of the collections and an interactive scroll bar, and they also explain that the configuration and synchronization with an iOS and Android device is easier.

Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition Versions and Pricing

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The next-generation Kindle Paperwhite is part of the 139,99 euros, being available in black and a single version of 8 GB of storage. For its part, the new Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is priced at 189,99 euros, in a single 32GB version and also in black.

Both devices are already in pre-sale on Amazon, so the Kindle Paperwhite will begin shipping from October 27 y el Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition as of November 10.


New Kindle Paperwhite (8 GB) |  Now with a 6.8 screen" and adjustable warm light, with advertising

New Kindle Paperwhite (8GB) | Now with a 6.8 “screen and adjustable warm light, with advertising


Introducing the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32GB) |  With a screen of 6.8", wireless charging and self-regulating front light |  Whithout ads

Introducing the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition (32GB) | With a 6.8 “screen, wireless charging and self-regulating front light | Ad-free