Amazon’s Kindle was supposed to give us a new device this week. And while it is always a good idea to wait for the official announcement, a leak is like a dessert before the main course itself. The newest e-book reader from Kindle was first leaked on Tmall.com’s official Kindle page which was soon taken down but not before Kindle Fere got to it.
The device is apparently called the Oasis and seems to have an asymmetric design. Just as previous reports pointed, the new Kindle will come with a rechargeable battery. No sign of a solar case for now. It weighs a mere 131 grams which is nothing compared to the 180 grams of the Voyage. It will come with the same screen at 300 dpi, though but with 60% more light sources.
It will come with built in accelerometers to automatically invert the text when you flip the device around and hold it with your other hand.
The Kindle Oasis also measures just 3.4 mm (two-thirds) at its thinnest point and 8.5 mm at the thickest. This design is much more suitable for one-handed operation when compared to the companies previous e-book readers. Because of this decrease in overall thickness, the battery of the device is significantly smaller than the previous generations.
It also seems as if the page turn buttons will be making a comeback and if not, we might see capacitive buttons with vibration feedback.
Other details of the device like its cost and release dates are not clear, as of yet. We need to wait for the official announcement for more details.