Back in September, Amazon launched the second generation Kindle Paperwhite and the company is already reported to be readying an updated version of the e-book reader. The folks at TechCrunch got to see a prototype, which they say brings in some hardware and software updates, including a higher resolution display. Also Read - Amazon Prime Day sale deals revealed: Discount on OnePlus Nord CE, Mi 11X, Samsung Galaxy M42
As mentioned above, the forthcoming updated Kindle Paperwhite, codenamed Ice Wine, will have a higher resolution display with a pixel density of 330ppi. This is much higher than the 212ppi on the current-generation Paperwhite, and will also help Amazon to compete with Kobo s new e-book readers.
Additionally, Amazon is also said to be working on a new typography for Ice Wine, which is better suited for the display. The edges of the device will also function like buttons of sorts with haptic feedback. These squeezable buttons will be placed at the edges for easier access when turning pages. The software is not likely to see a huge update, but it will be upscaled to support the higher resolution display.
According to the report, this updated Kindle Paperwhite is likely to arrive in Q2, 2014. Also we should remind you that the device in question is only a prototype, and not all the above mentioned features are likely to make it to the final release.