Amazon may be getting set to release a new version of its Paperwhite reader including a high-end “Signature Edition,” according to Amazon listings spotted by Reddit users and GoodEReader. A comparison chart on Amazon’s Canadian and Mexican sites, now removed, showed new Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition models, with 6.8-inch 300 ppi displays and 17 LEDs. The current Paperwhite, by contrast, has a 6-inch display and just four LEDs.
Both models are IPX8 waterproof as before, offer a “flush-front design” and appear to have narrower side and top bezels. They also feature an “adjustable warm light,” meaning they likely 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 32GB, along with wireless charging and auto-adjusting light sensors that change screen brightness depending on the environment.
The Canadian listing shows the Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition at CAD$150 and CAD$210, (about $117 and $165, respectively), but those could just be placeholders. Currently, the standard 8GB Kindle is $90, the 8GB Kindle Paperwhite $130 and the 8GB Kindle Oasis is $250. If the new prices are accurate you’d be paying more for the Paperwhite, but get some of the features found on the Oasis.
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