Amazon may be releasing a new version of its Paperwhite browser, including an exclusive ‘Signature Edition’, according to Amazon ads noticed by Reddit users and GoodEReader. A comparison table on Amazon’s Canadian and Mexican sites, now removed, showed new Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition models, with 6.8-inch 300 ppi screens and 17 LEDs. The current Paperwhite has a 6-inch screen and only four LEDs.
Both models are IPX8 waterproof as before, offer a ‘pre-design’ and look like they have a narrower side and top edges. They also have an ‘adjustable warm light’, which means they probably have both white and amber LEDs – just like Amazon’s high-end Kindle Oasis. The Signature Edition offers a storage update over the Paperwhite 5 to 32 GB, along with wireless charging and light sensors that adjust automatically, changing the brightness of the screen depending on the environment.
The Canadian listing shows the Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition at CAD $ 150 and CAD $ 210 ($ 117 and $ 165 respectively), but these can only be placeholders. Currently, the standard 8GB Kindle is $ 90, the 8GB Kindle Paperwhite $ 130 and the 8GB Kindle Oasis $ 250. If the new prices are accurate, you pay more for the Paperwhite, but you get some features on the Oasis.
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