Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has been teasing the release of a new Kindle device for the last few weeks. The company hasn't made an official announcement about the details of the new device, Tmall.com's official Kindle page has some of the leaked info about the device.
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The information was quickly removed from the device, but The Digital Reader's Nate Hoffelder picked up the information. The new device will be called the Kindle Oasis, and it will be the best ereader for devote digital readers.
The leak should be taken with a grain of salt, it does line up with some of the earlier reports. The new Kindle will have a rechargeable battery, but there aren't any signs of solar power that has been previously reported.
The new Kindle will be smaller than the Kindle Voyage, with slimmer bezels, a smaller battery size, and a one-handed design. This device will only weigh 131 grams, down from the 180 grams of the Kindle Voyage and the 205 grams of the Kindle Paperwhite. There is a built in accelerometer that will automatically pivot as you switch hands.
The back of the Kindle won't be flat, and you can see bump below the buttons. This allows for a more comfortable fit in one hand, and it also takes away some of the weight.
On two-thirds of the device, it is 3.4mm thin and 8.5mm at the thickest point. The display will be the same as the others, coming in at 300dpi, though there has been improvement to the front light.
Of course, putting a leather case (or any of the designer cases) on the Kindle will turn it into the traditional rectangle. If you look at the photo, there is a connector, which hints that the external case will have a battery.
Not shown in pictures is whether the device will have a page turn button or if they will stick with the touch area that many people have complained about.
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There aren't any other details to write home about on the new device. We still don't know when it will be available, how much it will cost, or what the battery life of the device is. Like with phones, a thinner device typically means less battery life.