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