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Amazon's New Kindle Oasis Has Leaked: Cool Battery Case, but Not Waterproof

A Tmall page has spoiled the details before Jeff Bezos's grand reveal.

The Verge

Amazon has a new, top-of-the-line Kindle announcement coming at some point this week, but a Tmall page (that went down while I was writing this story) has spoiled the details before Jeff Bezos’ grand reveal. It’s called the Kindle Oasis, according to the page, and right away you’ll notice the large bezel on the right side — or left, depending on how you prefer to hold it. Sure, it’s a bit unsightly, but I can see the appeal; it’s probably more comfortable to hold one-handed, and those large page turn buttons mean you’ll never have to gunk up the screen with fingerprints.

The Oasis features a 300ppi screen, matching the Kindle Voyage in terms of sharpness and text clarity, and apparently there’s been a 60 percent increase in the number of LEDs inside, so the backlighting should be even more uniform when you’re reading in the dark.

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