Amazon has just announced the next generation of Kindle, their lightest and smallest.

The new Kindle delivers premium features at an affordable price, including a 300 ppi high-resolution 6-inch display, USB-C charging, longer battery life of up to six weeks, and room for thousands of books with twice the storage.

“The beauty of Kindle is its simplicity as a dedicated device for distraction-free reading; tune out messages, emails and social media and get lost in your story,” said Patrick Walker, Country Manager for Amazon Devices, ANZ. “With a high-resolution display that delivers three times more pixels than our previous base Kindle, USB-C charging, 16GB of storage, and built-in adjustable front light, the new ultralight Kindle is the latest example of how we continue to bring premium features to our entry-level devices for even more customers to enjoy.”

Amazon Kindle 2022

The Kindle features an all-new 15cm, glare-free, 300 ppi high-resolution display with three times more pixels for laser-quality text and sharp images that read like paper. Dark mode and adjustable front light provide a comfortable reading experience in all conditions, including bright sunlight or no light at all.

The device comes packed with customer favourites like X-Ray which provides important details about people or places mentioned in a book, and a built-in dictionary to quickly look up any word. Simplified setup on the Kindle app for iOS and Android offers an option to register your device in fewer steps and to jump into a book even faster.

Amazon eBook Store

Kindle is the lightest and most compact of the Kindle models available, carry it in your pocket, and comfortably read one-handed for even longer. Longer battery life of up to six weeks maximizes the time you can spend reading, and the USB-C port makes charging easier than ever. The all-new Kindle also comes with 16GB of storage, twice the storage of the previous generation, enough to hold thousands of titles so you can take your library with you.

All Kindle devices come with instant access to the world’s best eBook store. Additionally, Prime members can read from a rotating selection of thousands of books, at no additional cost to their Prime membership.

The all-new Kindle has been designed with sustainability in mind and has been built with 90% recycled magnesium. In addition, Kindle accessory covers follow suit with packaging made from 99% wood fibre-based materials. Amazon continues its work to reduce impact on the planet through decreasing waste and providing more-sustainable options, with these efforts continuing through the release of the new Kindle.

The all-new Kindle will be available in Black or Denim colours. New fabric covers for Kindle will also be available in Black, Rose, Denim, and Dark Emerald.

Kindle pre-orders start today and will begin shipping October 12th, 2022.

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