Amazon today announced three new Kindle Paperwhite e-reader models, with prices ranging from $140 to $190.
This marks the first time in almost three years that Amazon has updated its Kindle Paperwhite, and this is a major change, with larger 6.8-inch glare-free 300 DPI displays, up from 6-inches, USB-C connectivity, and improved performance. They are water- but not dust-resistant, and the base model comes with 8 GB of storage.
Aside from the new base Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon is also adding two new models, the Paperwhite Signature Edition and the Kindle Paperwhite for Kids.
The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is mostly identical to the base Kindle Paperwhite, but it adds the automatic color-temperature changing capability as the more expensive Kindle Oasis and Qi wireless charging, a first for any Kindle, and it comes with 32 GB of storage. The Kindle Paperwhite for Kids comes with a two-year worry-free guarantee, achievement badges, no Internet access, and fun, kid-friendly colors.
All three Kindle Paperwhite models should deliver about 10 weeks of battery life. They are available for preorder now and will ship in early October.