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  • Kindle Paperwhite – Now with a 6.8” display and thinner borders, adjustable warm light, up to 10 weeks of battery life, and 20% faster page turns.
  • Purpose-built for reading – With a flush-front design and 300 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in bright sunlight.
  • More books in more places – Store thousands of titles, then take them all with you. A single charge via USB-C last weeks, not hours.
  • Easy on the eyes – Now with adjustable warm light to shift screen shade from white to amber.
  • Waterproof reading – Built to withstand accidental immersion in water, so you’re good from the beach to the bath.
  • Find new stories – With Kindle Unlimited, get unlimited access to over 2 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and more.
  • Go hands-free – Pair with an Audible subscription and Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.
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Lose yourself in a book—
wherever, whenever

Kindle Paperwhite is thin, lightweight, and travels easily so you can enjoy your favorite books at any time. With our signature 300 ppi glare-free Paperwhite display—now 10% brighter at its max setting—you can read in any light. And now, a single battery charge via USB-C lasts up to 10 weeks. Battery life may vary depending on use.

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Make a splash

With the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite, you’re free to read and relax in more places—from the beach to the bath. Kindle Paperwhite is IPX8 rated to protect against accidental immersion in up to two meters of fresh water for up to 60 minutes, and up to 0.25 meters of seawater for up to 3 minutes. Learn more about waterproof features.

Every day is an earth day

You don’t have to be an environmental scientist to make sustainable choices. We considered sustainability in the design of this Kindle device. Here’s how:

Materials

Materials

60% post-consumer recycled plastics in device
70% recycled magnesium in device

Packaging

Device Packaging

95% of this device’s packaging is made of wood fiber-based materials from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.

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Ratings 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,706) 4.7 out of 5 stars (23,788) 4.7 out of 5 stars (12,842) 4.6 out of 5 stars (17,462) 3.9 out of 5 stars (954)
Display Size 6" glare-free 6.8" glare-free 6.8" glare-free 7" glare-free 10.2" glare-free
Storage 16 GB 8 GB 32 GB 8 GB or 32 GB 16 GB, 32 GB, or 64 GB
Resolution 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi
Front light 4 LEDs 17 LEDs 17 LEDs 25 LEDs 35 LEDs
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Wifi Connectivity Wifi Wifi Wifi Wifi + Free Cellular Connectivity Wifi
Color Black or Denim Black, Denim, and Agave Green Black, Denim, and Agave Green Graphite or Champagne Gold Tungsten
Warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty 1-year limited warranty

Technical Details

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Display

Amazon's 6.8” Paperwhite display technology with built-in light, 300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale.

Size

6.9” x 4.9” x .32” (174.2 x 124.6 x 8.1 mm).

Weight

7.23 oz (205 g). Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process.

System Requirements

None; fully wireless and doesn't require a computer to download content.

On-Device Storage

8 GB; holds thousands of books.

Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Battery Life

A single charge lasts up to ten (10) weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life may vary depending on use. Audible audiobook streaming over Bluetooth will reduce battery life.

Charge Time

Fully charges in approximately 5 hours from a computer via USB cable; Fully charges in less than 2.5 hours with a 9W USB power adapter.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

Supports 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz networks with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS). Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) wifi networks.

Accessibility Features

VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, provides spoken feedback allowing you to navigate your device and read books with text-to-speech (available in English only). Kindle Paperwhite also includes the ability to invert Black and White, adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins. Learn more about Accessibility for Kindle.

Content Formats Supported

Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, PMP through conversion; Audible audio format (AAX).

Documentation

Learn more about Kindle devices with our Quick Start Guide and Kindle User Guide.

Warranty and Service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year Extended Warranty available for U.S customers sold separately. Use of Kindle is subject to Amazon's Conditions of Use and the terms found here.

Included in the Box

Kindle Paperwhite, USB-C charging cable and Quick Start Guide.

Waterproofing

Waterproof (IPX8), tested to withstand immersion in 2 meters of fresh water for 60 minutes. Learn more about the waterproof Kindle Paperwhite.

Available Colors

Black, Denim, and Agave Green

Generation

Kindle Paperwhite (11th Generation) - 2021 release.

Software Security Updates

This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates. If you already own a Kindle, visit Manage Your Content and Devices for information specific to your device.

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Product Certification (1)

Reducing CO2 products reduce their carbon footprint year after year. Certified by the Carbon Trust.

The Reducing CO2 label applies to products certified by the Carbon Trust, that are lowering their carbon emissions year after year for the full lifecycle of the product. The Carbon Trust was formed in 2001 and introduced the world’s first carbon label in 2007. It produces its certifications to global leading and independently verified standards. The Carbon Trust has a mission to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy.

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