Amazon has launched a new Kindle device, the 2019 Kindle Oasis, to add to its existing lineup of e-readers. The new Kindle is the third-generation Kindle Oasis e-reader, which is a successor to the second-generation Oasis launched in 2017. The marquee feature of the 2019 Kindle Oasis is the added ability to adjust color temperature for night reading, which is the first time for an Amazon e-reader.
Apart from the ability to change the colour temperature of the display, the third-generation Kindle Oasis also comes with a bunch of other highlighting features, which include:
1. New e-ink Display
The 2019 Kindle Oasis comes with a 7-inch, glare-free display, with 300ppi pixel density, and the latest e-ink technology. The display has a new color adjustable front light, the color tone for which can be changed from cool to warm, in order to easily transition from daytime to a comfortable nighttime reading experience. And further, the screen warmth can even be scheduled to update automatically with sunrise and sunset. According to the company, the latest e-ink technology used on the new Kindle Oasis, allows it to achieve faster page turns.
2. Handy Design
The new Kindle Oasis comes with an IPX8 rating, similar to the previous generation, which offers protection against immersion in up to two meters of water for up to 60 minutes. Additionally, the design also allows it to withstand accidental drops and splashes, so you can take your e-reader along while you are in a bathtub, hot tub, or pool. The device weighs in at 94g and features a thin and light ergonomic design for one-handed reading and a dedicated page turn button.
3. Two Storage Variants
Similar to the second-generation Kindle Oasis, the 2019 model also comes with two storage variants: 8GB and 32GB. The 8GB variant for the device only comes in a Graphite color with WiFi, whereas, the 32GB variant comes in two configurations: Graphite color with WiFi + Free 4G variant and Champagne Gold color with only WiFi.
4. Connectivity Options
In terms of connectivity, the third-generation Kindle Oasis comes with WiFi 802.11b,g,n and supports formats like Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, Audible audio format (AAX), and more. It comes in two variants: a WiFi-only model – ideal for people who do usually do not travel a lot or keep their books downloaded offline and a WiFi + Free 4G model – for those who are always on-the-go and never want to miss out on reading.
5. Two Colors
Unlike the second-generation Kindle Oasis launched, the new model comes in two colors: Graphite and Champagne Gold. The introduction of the new Champagne Gold color is a welcome addition for those looking to exude some style off of their new e-reader.
Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 Pricing and Availability
As already mentioned, the new Kindle Oasis 2019 comes in two storage variants, 8GB and 32GB, which are priced at INR 21,999 and INR 24,999, respectively in India. In the US, the new Oasis starts at $250 with 8GB of storage, or $280 for 32GB of storage. Additionally, there is also a third variant, which comes in Graphite color, with 32GB of storage and WiFi + Free 4G connectivity. The pre-ordering for the device has already started, with shipping beginning August 19. So if you happen to be interested in buying one, you can pre-order it today at Amazon.in.