It looks like Amazon may release a new version of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader as early as the second quarter of next year. TechCrunch reported that Amazon is prepping a new Kindle Paperwhite for release early next year, with several hardware improvements and design changes. All for the better of course. The new device may just feature an e-ink screen with a resolution of 300ppi, for one thing. That would deliver visuals almost 50 percent denser than the current version.
The new Paperwhite may also feature a front screen that is flush with the edges of the device, not recessed. That screen may also be matte glass, not the plastic that we have seen in previous Kindles. These design changes should all add up to a device that is thinner and lighter than previous Kindles as well.
The device may also have a new shape similar to Amazon’s Kindle Fire line. It would have a more angular shape and a power button on the rear like the new Kindle Fires. Other possibilities are an ambient light sensor, which would monitor light levels in order to adjust screen brightness. All in all, we can get behind all of these changes and we can’t wait to see them.