Amazon has announced the latest flagship eReader, the Kindle Oasis. It is the 8th gen Kindle eReader that comes with the same 6-inch display seen on the Kindle Voyage, with a pixel density of 300 ppi, but has a redesigned built-in front light with 60% more LEDs. Hence, it becomes with brightest Kindle display ever. Lets check out the specifications and features of the device.
Kindle Oasis Specifications and Features
The Kindle Oasis features an ultra-thin flush 0.13″ display that comes with 200 micron backplane, which has new cylindrical diffractive patterns to increase the consistency and range of screen brightness, thus, will improve reading in all types of lighting conditions. The latest Kindle is also the thinnest and the lightest Kindle ever. It starts at 3.4 mm thick (at the thinnest point) and goes up to 8.5 mm (thickest point), weighs just 131 grams. The device comes bundled with a leather charging cover, which promises a battery life of several months and with the use of twelve magnets, it attaches to the Kindle securely. If the consumer decides to use it without the cover, the eReader will give up to eight weeks of battery life (wireless off).
The Oasis comes with a new design, which incorporates hand grip and it gives us physical page turn buttons, helping us to comfortably turn the pages. It also has an built-in accelerometer, that automatically rotates the orientation to match if you are using it on the left or right hand. It comes with dual-battery system as well. Hence, when we connect the cover to Kindle Oasis, the battery in the cover begins recharging Kindle Oasis automatically. According to Amazon, “You can charge the device and cover simultaneously while both are snapped together and plugged in.”
The Oasis packs in WiFi 802.11 b/g/n support along with 4GB of internal storage. You can also purchase the 3G variant, which has built-in 3G and EDGE/GPRS support along with the normal features. When the new Kindle remains inactive, a new hibernation mode will minimize its power consumption.
The Kindle Oasis is available in Black color with leather covers in Merlot, walnut or black finish. It has been priced at Rs 23,999 in India ($289.99 in USA) for the WiFi only variant whereas the WiFi + 3G variant costs Rs 27,999 ($359.99 in USA). It can now be ordered on Amazon India and will start shipping from April 27, 2016.