Amazon’s New Kindle Paperwhite Is Water Resistant, Thinner and Lighter

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Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader just went official globally (including the Indian market).  The fourth generation Kindle Paperwhite e-reader is thinner, lighter and, just like Kindle Oasis (review), it too is finally water resistant. That’s not all, it comes with inbuilt Bluetooth and has support for Audible service.

New Kindle Paperwhite Features: What’s New?

Amazon has updated the design of the Kindle Paperwhite and now it appears to have a flush-front with soft material. As for the display, it will ship with a 6-inch e-ink display with 300 PPI. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light. If Amazon claims are anything to go by, the Kindle Paperwhite is slimmer (8.18mm) and lighter (182g).

The new Paperwhite can survive accidental splashes and submersion. Like the Oasis, it also now has IPX8 rating, which means it can withstand water immersion up to two meters for up to 60 minutes. Another upgrade has been made in the storage capacity, which has been almost doubled (Just so you can accommodate audiobooks).

The Kindle Paperwhite 4 is IPX8 rated

The Paperwhite 4 comes in 8GB and 32GB storage options which means you can carry thousands of e-books on your device. It is worth pointing out that the 32GB storage variant comes with 4G support.

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New Kindle Paperwhite Price In India, Availability and Launch Offers

The new Kindle Paperwhite Price in India starts at Rs 12,999 for the 8GB Wi-Fi model and Rs 17,999 for the 32GB (with 4G). Both variants of the Kindle Paperwhite 4 are now available for pre-order on Amazon India.

As part of launch offers, those who pre-orders the new Kindle device will get 3 months free access to Kindle unlimited. Moreover, Amazon is also offering a 2-year extended warranty for all pre-ordered devices.

The Kindle Paperwhite 8GB variant will start shipping from November 14, whereas the 32GB storage model’s availability will be announced at a later stage.

Deepak RajawatDeepak Rajawat
Experienced technology journalist with over 7-years of experience. Before embracing online journalism, he has worked with several legacy publications including print editions at Hindustan Times and The Statesman. He also has a keen interest in Sports, which he used to cover with equal enthusiasm in his early career.

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