Amazon launches new Kindle Paperwhite with Waterproof body in India starting at Rs. 12999

Amazon just launched New Kindle Paperwhite e-reader with a waterproof body with IPX8 ratings to protect against immersion in up to two metres of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, similar to the Kindle Oasis (2017). It has the same 6-inch touch screen at 300 PPI pixel density, but this has a 8.18mm slim body and weighs 182 grams, making it the thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet.

It has 8GB of storage, which is twice the storage as the previous generation and can hold thousands of titles, and 32GB for the WiFi + 4G version for storing even more content. It says battery will last for up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13.

The company has introduced new personalization features, including:

  • An updated home—The new home experience makes it easier to find your next read based on your reading history, including books that are free for you to read from Kindle Unlimited or Prime Reading.
  • Easily personalize your reading—Now save multiple reading settings, selecting the font, boldness level, and orientation settings you prefer, all from the main menu and quickly switch between those settings.

These features will also be available for all-new Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Paperwhite Gen 6 (released in 2013) via update.

The new Kindle Paperwhite comes in Black color, is priced at Rs. 12999 for the 8GB WiFi version and the 32GB WiFi + 4G version costs Rs. 17,999. It is now available for pre-order from  and goes on sale from November 14th.

Commenting on the launch, Jayshree Gururaj, Director – Amazon Devices, said:

Our gold standard for Kindle continues to be a piece of paper. We are constantly improving the design to help customers stay immersed in the story. Today, we are excited to bring even more premium features—like a thinner and lighter flush-front design, additional storage, waterproofing —to our most popular Kindle.

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