The devices will go on sale on October 12 at a price of $100 and $120
Amazon has officially unveiled its new generation of Kindle and Kindle Kids e-books. The devices will be available in black and blue. The e-books will go on sale on October 12. The Kindle will cost $100 and the Kindle Kids will cost $120.
The updated Kindle has increased the number of pixels to 300 ppi, and the storage capacity has been doubled, to 16 GB. The devices also feature USB-C charging, an adjustable frontal backlight, and a special mode with screen dimmer.
The Kindle Kids is specifically designed for kids and has limited access to books and includes a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+. For four months, users are also offered free unlimited access to more than 2 million books and other content.
"With a high-resolution display that delivers three-times more pixels than our previous base Kindle, USB-C charging, 16GB of storage, and built-in adjustable front light, the new ultralight Kindle is the latest example of how we continue to bring premium features to our most affordable devices for even more customers to enjoy," said Kevin Keith, vice president of Amazon Devices and Services.
Since Kindle Kids launched in 2019, children have spent nearly 3 billion minutes reading books on the devices, he said.
Amazon assures that the Kindle and Kindle Kids are the lightest and most compact e-books on the market. The devices have a battery life of up to six weeks. The new fabric Kindle cases will be available later in black, pink, denim and dark emerald. The devices are already available for pre-order on Amazon.