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Considering the previous Kindle Paperwhite edition came out all the way back in 2018, we’re obviously not shocked to see an entirely new generation of the world’s top-selling e-reader unveiled ahead of an October 27 release.
The largest ever Kindle Paperwhite also comes with USB-C
The USB-C technology allows this year’s Kindle Paperwhite to go from 0 to 100 percent battery capacity in just two and a half hours… in combination with a 9W or larger power adapter that’s unfortunately not included as standard in the $139.99 and up price point.
Of course, $139.99 will buy you an ad-supported model with 8 gigs of internal storage space, and while you can spend $20 extra to lose the sponsored screensavers, you’ll have to opt for an entirely separate Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition if you want more digital hoarding room.
The first “Signature” edition and the first Kindle Paperwhite for Kids
At $189.99, the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition comes with 32GB storage, no ads, wireless charging capabilities, and an auto-adjusting light sensor. Apart from that, you’re looking at the same exact e-reader detailed above, with the same exact jumbo-sized 6.8-inch screen in tow, up to 10 weeks of battery life, flush-front design with relatively thin bezels, and top-notch IPX8 water resistance.
Unsurprisingly, this bad boy will not ship with a charger (wired or wireless) bundled in as standard starting October 27, but any separately sold Qi accessory should do the job quite nicely, allowing you to take advantage of probably the most important Signature upgrade.
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
As you can imagine, the $159.99 Kindle Paperwhite Kids is not very different either, including however a kid-friendly cover in your choice of three designs, as well as a one-year Amazon Kids+ subscription and a two-year worry-free guarantee, to deliver pretty much unrivaled bang for your buck.
The three new Kindle Paperwhites join the entry-level Kindle (2019), Kindle Kids (2019), and Kindle Oasis (2019) to form a truly comprehensive and all-inclusive product lineup catering to the individual needs and preferences of every type of digital reader out there. Now let’s wait and see what Amazon has up its sleeve for September 28.