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Amazon launches Kindle Oasis with a battery that can last for months; prices start from Rs 23,999

Amazon has today launched the Kindle Oasis with a unique design, and a battery that is good enough to last many months.

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Amazon has today launched its new Kindle, and in line with earlier reports, it is indeed called the Oasis. As CEO Jeff Bezos recently teased, this new Kindle is the thinnest and lightest ever, and also feature a new design. The Kindle Oasis will start shipping from April 27 onwards, and it is priced at Rs 23,999. The 3G + Wi-Fi variant, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 27,999.

The Kindle Oasis boasts a rectangular design, with a curved back, which offers good grip on one side. The bezel is on the right or left, depending upon which hand you hold the device, and a built-in accelerometer automatically pivots the display when switching hands. The whole design is focused on one-hand usage, and you can turn pages by either touching the screen or pressing the physical page turn buttons.

But the new Kindle’s USP is its mammoth battery life. The built-in battery is good enough to last about two weeks. If that wasn’t enough, Amazon is also bundling in a rechargeable cover, which magnetically attaches to the Kindle. This cover too features a bigger battery, which is good enough to last months.

kindle-oasis-launched-2There is also a dual-battery charging system, wherein you can charge the device and cover simultaneously when plugged in. When on the move, the cover will keep charging the Kindle’s built-in battery. Amazon is also introducing a new ‘hibernation mode’, which minimizes power consumption and boost the battery life.

Amazon has also updated the Kindle’s software, which now includes more font choices and a tweaked UI that makes it easier to discover new books. Buyers can also choose from premium leather covers available in three colors — black, merlot, and walnut.

Features

Kindle Oasis

Dimensions

143 x 122 x 3.4-8.5 mm

Weight

133 grams

Display

6-inch 300ppi (10 LEDs for enhanced page consistency)

Page Turns

Touchscreen + page turn buttons

Battery Life

Months

Charging Cover

Included

Connectivity

Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi + Free 3G

Storage

Holds thousands of books
  • Published Date: April 13, 2016 7:19 PM IST