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Amazon launches all-new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite with more storage, better design and display at Rs 12,999

The shipping for 8GB Amazon Kindle Paperwhite will start from November 14.

  • Published: October 17, 2018 10:22 AM IST

Amazon has introduced its next generation Kindle Paperwhite in India alongside global launch. The all-new Kindle Paperwhite is much thinner, lighter and has two times the storage than its predecessor, but there’s a big highlight to the device that it’s the ‘first waterproof Kindle Paperwhite’. It is IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. Also Read - Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 and G15 with AMD Ryzen 4000 series chips launched in India

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: Price, Availability, Accessories and Launch Offers

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The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) is available for pre-order on Amazon India. The 8GB Wi-Fi Amazon Kindle Paperwhite model is priced at Rs 12,999, while the 32GB model comes at Rs 17,999. The shipping for 8GB variant will start from November 14, but the 32GB model will ship in the “coming months.” Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M31s to go on sale today on Amazon India and Samsung store: Price in India, offers and specifications

For a limited time, Amazon is offering free three months of Kindle Unlimited subscription and a 2-year extended warranty for all pre-ordered devices.

There will be three types of covers available for purchase on Amazon India. The premium leather cover in rustic finish is priced at Rs 2,999 in rustic. All the leather covers in black, merlot, punch red, and indigo purple colors are priced at Rs 2,399. Lastly, there will be water-safe fabric covers in charcoal black, canary yellow, and marine blue colors for Rs 1,799.

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, said Jayshree Gururaj, Director Amazon Devices.

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite: What’s New

The all-new Kindle Paperwhite features 6-inch high resolution 300ppi display. It also includes five LEDs and an adjustable front light for a uniform, glare-free display even in direct sunlight. The back is made of soft material and will be easy-to-grip, says Amazon. It not comes with IPX8 waterproof rating.

It is company’s thinnest and lightest Kindle Paperwhite yet. It measures 8.18mm thick and weighs only 182 grams. The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) comes in two storage variants of 8GB and 32GB.

With Kindle Unlimited, users will be able to access titles including The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Nameless Relationship, Strength Training, Quidditch Through the Ages, Ikshvaku Ke Vanshaj and more.

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  • Published Date: October 17, 2018 10:22 AM IST

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