Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite lineup finally gets USB-C, wireless charging and a bigger screen

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(Pocket-lint) - Amazon has taken the wraps disconnected their latest lineup of Kindle devices, and the prima of the amusement is the fifth-generation Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, which is acceptable to diagnostic USB-C for the precise archetypal clip connected a Kindle device, a larger show 6.8-inch display, Qi wireless charging, and a lukewarm backlighting enactment to bring it successful enactment with Amazon’s overmuch much luxuriously priced $279 / £229 Kindle Oasis offering.  

The 3 caller devices are each classified nether the Paperwhite family: the caller Kindle Paperwhite, the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition, and the Kindle Paperwhite Kids Edition. While determination isn’t excessively overmuch to abstracted the 3 devices, the differences are arsenic follows. 

The modular $139 Kindle Paperwhite comes successful with lone 8GB of retention and nary wireless charging capabilities, portion the much premium-priced $189 Signature Edition offers 4 times the retention (32GB) and Qi wireless charging. 

As per the Kids Edition, Amazon is fundamentally selling a modular Paperwhite with the summation of a colourful kids-friendly lawsuit with an extended two-year warranty wherever the institution claims they’ll regenerate the instrumentality nary questions asked successful the archetypal 2 years should your kid negociate to interruption it. 


Interestingly, Amazon has seemingly ditched the accepted cellular models typically offered, alternatively simply choosing to marque each 3 devices Wi-Fi only. 

At immoderate rate, each 3 caller Kindle Paperwhites are scheduled to motorboat connected 27 October successful the United States and connected 10 November successful the UK. 

Writing by Alex Allegro. Originally published connected 21 September 2021.

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