The Amazon Kindle''s launch has taken over three years since (2019) but finally, the tech giant has decided to update its entry-level ereader line with the Kindle''s launch (2022).
This new ereader, which includes a Kids'' Edition version, has remained below 2021''s Kindle Paperwhite, as well as the Kindle Oasis line, which has also failed to provide an update since 2019. The entry-level Kindles are the price choices for people who don''t need all of the premium options.
The 2022 Amazon Kindle has five key changes than its predecessor, and three of them are quite practical.
The first of these is a USB-C port, which is cheaper for power and data transfer. This means that the new Kindle will charge faster than its predecessor, and if you connect the ereader to your computer, it will be quicker to send ebooks over.
The battery capacity is closely linked to greater battery life, as Amazon has increased its estimated battery life on this new Kindle. Now, it''ll apparently last for six weeks for context, from our testing, the last-gen model gave you about two weeks of reading for an hour per day, thus this is a significant increase.
The third benefit here is the storage space, because Amazon is offering double the capacity the base configuration is now 16GB, over 8GB in the previous model. This will allow you more space for books, comics, and magazines, and we anticipate that 16GB will be enough for most readers.
The screen is smaller but still 6 inches diagonally than the one on the 2019 Kindle, but it''s getting a resolution upgrade. The Kindle (2022)''s display has a pixel-per-inch count of 300, which is a significant step ahead of the 167 of the previous model. This will make text more sharp, but should be most useful for illustrations and images.
The price of this new Kindle starts at $99 / 84.99 while we''re still waiting on pricing in other currencies. That''s actually higher than the previous model, which started at 69.99 / $89.99 / AU$139, but when you consider that you''re getting more storage this time around, an increase you''d otherwise have to pay for on the older models, this slight price rise isn''t as astounding.
The Kindle is up for pre-order in the United States now, and it will hopefully be available in other states before too long, though we weren''t given a date yet.