Published: Thu, October 12, 2017
Electronics | By Jesus Weaver

Introducing the brand new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Introducing the brand new waterproof Kindle Oasis

Today, the company has launched the new variant of the Kindle Oasis. The devices are available to pre-order on Amazon India, and will go on sale on November 15th.

The Kindle Oasis features a 7-inch, 300 PPI display and fits over 30 percent more words to the screen, which means users have to turn fewer pages. The screen is slightly larger than the previous model. "Kindle Oasis" can be immersed in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes.

The new Kindle Oasis improves on the luxury version of Amazon's e-reader line from a year ago with the addition of an ambient light sensor to adjust the front light, which has an increased number of LEDs and is now more evenly spread. Now, the all-new Amazon Kindle has come with waterproofing feature which has always been a requirement for Kindle e-readers.

The tech giant also believes it can counter falling figures with improved durability and specifications, and said its new Kindle is the "most advanced ever".

The new Kindle Oasis also has Bluetooth connectivity and integrates Amazon's Audible service to stream audio books to wireless headphones or speakers. The 7-inch Kindle Oasis features a metal chassis and it's completely waterproof (IPX8 rating).

In the United States, the company is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant, but in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model, where the company pays for the 3G connectivity enabled by Amazon Whispernet. The Kindle Oasis has two different models; 8GB WiFi model, which is priced at Rs 21,999, and WiFi + 3G with 32GB storage model that will cost you Rs 28,999. The regular model is Wi-Fi only and packs 8GB storage, whereas the mid-tier version has 32GB internal memory and costs $280. Moreover, with Kindle Unlimited offer Amazon claims to have over 1 million eBooks available at starting price of Rs 149 per month. The water-safe fabric cover is priced at Rs. 2,999, and comes in Indigo, Charcoal and Sandstone colors, while the leather cover is priced at Rs. 3,999, and comes in Black or Merlot colors.

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