Amazon seems to be preparing a step-up version of the venerable Paperwhite.
Amazon’s Kindle range could add a new e-reader in the not too distant future. A new leak on Amazon’s Canadian website suggests that the company is working on a new e-book reader called the Kindle Paperwhite 5 Signature Edition.
As can be seen from the Good E-Reader blog, the new device appears to offer a 6.8-inch screen with no glare and 32 GB of storage space. Like the newer Kindles, it will be IPX8 certified for water resistance and offer “weeks of battery life”.
Obvious specifications for a new Kindle Paperwhite 5 Signature Edition.
However, wireless charging and automatically adapting light sensors appear to be new for this model. Wi-Fi will remain for connectivity, although it’s unclear whether there will be a cellular model as well. The product page appeared briefly on the Internet, but Amazon has since removed listings and references to the unannounced device.
In terms of prices, the new Paperwhite 5 will cost CA $ 210 (roughly $ 165, £ 120, or AU $ 225), according to the graphic that Good E-Reader spotted, a decent increase from the Canadian $ 150 that the Amazon has charged for the earlier Paperwhite, although Kindles are often discounted.
Amazon did not immediately respond to a CNET request for comment.