All-New Kindle Oasis: Featuring a 7-inch, 300 ppi Display and Waterproof Design

All-New Kindle Oasis Woven Fabric Covers

Amazon today announced its most advanced Kindle ever—the all-new Kindle Oasis, featuring our largest, highest-resolution Paperwhite display and a thin and light ergonomic design so you can read more comfortably for hours. The all-new Kindle Oasis is the first waterproof (IPX8) Kindle allowing you to read and relax in even more places, by the lake to the swimming pool.

All-New Kindle Oasis side

The all-new Kindle Oasis has a battery life measured in weeks, not hours—and it includes a fast-charging capability that allows it to go from no battery to fully-charged in less than two hours. The all-new Kindle Oasis is available for pre-order today at starting from INR 21,999 and will start shipping from the week of November 13.

“Ten years ago, we introduced our first Kindle with the mission of delivering any book every written in 60 seconds or less,” said Dave Limp, Senior Vice President, Amazon Devices. “With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, waterproof design, the all-new Kindle Oasis is our most advanced Kindle ever. Its thin, light,  and waterproof design allows readers to stay engaged in the author’s world in even more ways and places than ever before.”

All-New Kindle Oasis Woven Fabric Covers

Designed for comfort and personalization

With a larger 7-inch, 300 ppi display, the all-new Kindle Oasis fits over 30 percent more words per page for fewer page turns. Plus, it has the fastest page turns of any Kindle. The crisp, laser-quality text reads like paper with uniform display lighting and no glare, even in bright sunlight. The ergonomic design shifts the center of gravity to your palm so the device rests in your hand like the spine of a book, no matter which hand you chose to read with. You can easily turn pages with dedicated page turn buttons and the display will automatically rotate the page orientation whether you hold it with your left or right hand.

The device’s unique shape tapers to an ultrathin 3.4 mm display featuring our strongest cover glass and a new aluminum back. The all-new Kindle Oasis is thin, light and durable—in fact, even with a larger display, the all-new Kindle Oasis weighs only 194 grams, 10 grams less than the best-selling Kindle Paperwhite.

The first waterproof Kindle

No more soggy pages with the all-new Kindle Oasis—it’s IPX8 rated to protect against immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes. Plus, it’s designed to withstand getting splashed at the beach or dropped in the bath tub, hot tub, or pool.

Larger storage capacity for more great content

The all-new Kindle Oasis comes with two storage options—8 GB, which has twice the storage as the first Kindle Oasis, and can hold thousands of titles; and 32 GB, allowing you to store even more rich content with large file sizes

Personalised comfortread your book your way

There are more ways to personalise your ideal reading settings on Kindle Oasis than ever before so you can enjoy your book the way you prefer:

  • New Font Size and Bold Settings: Now choose from more font sizes than ever before – and five levels of boldness – for whichever font you choose to read with. Combined with the new 7-inch Paperwhite display, you can personalise your books so it’s perfectly comfortable for your eyes.
  • New Accessibility Options: In addition to the OpenDyslexic font, we’ve added a feature to invert black and white on the display if you have light sensitivity. And the new enlarged display option lets you increase the size of items like the menu bar, text on the home screen and library as well as the book icons to make the all-new Kindle Oasis easier to read.
  • Light Settings: Built-in ambient light sensors automatically adjust the display to your surroundings whether you’re in a dimly-lit room or outside in the sun— and the light can be fine-tuned even further based on personal preferences.
  • Ragged Right Alignment: You can now read using left-aligned (ragged right) text instead of justified (aligned on both left and right margin).

Starting today, the new size and bold settings as well as ragged right alignment will be delivered as a free, over-the-air update to Kindle Paperwhite (Gen 6 released in 2013) and newer Kindle devices.

 More books to choose from than ever before— lakhs of books to read on Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is a subscription service that allows readers to freely read as much as they want from a selection of eBooks from the Kindle eBooks store. In India KU was launched in September 2015 and has over one million titles across genres at prices starting at just INR 149 per month. With fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, short works, you’ll always find something interesting to read, including Immortals of Meluha by Amish, One Indian Girl by Chetan Bhagat, The Harry Potter series by J K Rowling and An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor.

All the features readers love about Kindle

By design, Kindle e-readers are purpose-built for reading so you can lose yourself in a book. Unlike tablets and phones, a Kindle has no glare–even in bright sunlight—and won’t distract you with social media, emails, text messages, notifications and more.  The all-new Kindle Oasis includes all of the features that have made the Kindle family the best devices for reading, enhancing the experience beyond a print book:

  • Whispersync —Saves and synchronises your last page read, bookmarks, and annotations from your Kindle eBook across all of your Kindle devices and Kindle apps, so you can always pick up where you left off on any device.
  • Worry-free archive—Automatically backs up your Kindle books in the cloud so you never need to worry about losing your books—re-download your books wirelessly anytime for free.
  • Goodreads—Kindle is integrated with the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations, with over 50 million members, 1.3 billion books added, and 47 million book reviews.
  • X-Ray—Explore the “Bones of the Book”—see all of the passages across a book that mention relevant ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places, or topics of interest.
  • Word Wise—Available on many popular English language titles, Word Wise makes it easier to enjoy and quickly understand more challenging books. Short and simple definitions automatically appear above difficult words, so you can keep reading with fewer interruptions.
  • Time to Read—Tells you how much time it will take to finish a chapter or a book based on your personalised reading speed.
  • Vocabulary Builder—Compiles words you look up in the dictionary into an easy-to-access list. Use these lists to quiz yourself with flashcards and instantly see words in context.
  • Share your favorite passages—Share book recommendations, highlighted sections, and meaningful quotes with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
  • Smart Lookup—Integrates a full dictionary definition with other reference information via X-Ray and Wikipedia.

World’s Best eBook Store

Kindle e-readers come with instant access to the Kindle Store, which includes:

  • Massive selection—Millions of books, including the latest best sellers and more.
  • Kindle exclusives—Over 1.5 Mn titles are exclusive to the Kindle Book Store, including books by best-selling authors such as Stephen King, Stephen R. Covey, Joan Collins, James Patterson and Neil Gaiman.
  • Kindle Unlimited—Our premium reading subscription and a great choice for readers who want even more. Kindle Unlimited offers over one million books —all at prices starting at INR 149 per month.

Pricing and Availability

The all-new Kindle Oasis is INR 21,999 for the 8 GB model and INR 28,999 for the 32 GB model (WiFi + free 3G). All are available today for pre-order. Customers can also purchase a cover with a thin design that snaps perfectly onto the all-new Kindle Oasis and transforms into a stand for hands-free reading. The cover opens like a book, automatically waking the device when opened and putting it to sleep when closed. Choose from two materials in a variety of colors: water-safe fabric covers, all INR 2,999, come in Indigo, Charcoal and Sandstone; and premium leather covers, all INR 3,999, come in Black, or Merlot. The covers fold into a stand to easily enable hands-free reading. Customers can learn more at

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