The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite is due for a refresh soon and it is at its lowest price ever, it has received a $59 discount. You can pickup a 8GB version with Special Offers for $70. If you need more internal storage, the 32GB Kindle Paperwhite is $87.99, which is massive $72 off the regular price. These two models are only on sale for one day.
The Kindle Paperwhite 4 came out in 2018 and it has been on sale at least 8 times in the past couple of months, so Amazon is likely trying to clear out stock before a new model is announced. Last month, Good e-Reader reported that the new model will have a color temperature system and incorporate amber LED lights, for a warm glow, this helps to read in the dark.
There is also a rumor that Amazon will employ On-Cell Touch e-paper. It is compatible with existing Carta HD displays, which is what the Kindles have been using for years. OCT dramatically increases performance of black and white displays by 30% and increases the contrast ratio, providing future e-readers with clearer and more defined text. It will support 2-point touch or 5-point multitouch, based on customers specifics. E INK told Good e-Reader that this tech is cheaper to employ, because the E INK Carta e-paper and touchscreen is now on a single layer, instead of two layers.
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Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.