Amazon has announced the update to its first-generation Kindle Paperwhite. The new Kindle Paperwhite will feature a higher contrast display, new built-in lighting and a faster processor. It will be available for preorder from Amazon.com starting from $119 and will start shipping from September 30. Its India pricing and availability is still unknown.
Amazon claims that the new display with higher contrast will make whites look whiter and blacks look blacker. The new processor is 25 percent faster than the older one, which should enable smoother page flips. The display also has become more sensitive with a 19 percent tighter touch grid.
The new Kindle Paperwhite also introduces Kindle Page Flip that will let readers skim through pages and chapters with the ability to quickly come back to the same page. The Paperwhite will now also integrate with Goodreads. The rest of the features remain similar to the earlier generation Paperwhite.
We have reached out to Amazon India about India launch and pricing. We will update this post if we hear from them.