Amazon - The new Kindle Oasis available today

Starting today, July 24th, 2019, the latest e-book reader from Amazon is available. The new Kindle Oasis offers not only different memory sizes but also the choice between a pure WLAN and an "Internet via cellular" version. The reader with a 7 inch (17 cm) display diagonal, 25 LEDs for illuminating the written word and 300 ppi can be ordered in graphite or gold. It offers - when connected to the internet - a seamless transition between eBook and audio book. So you can continue listening where you stopped reading. You can find more details below.

View directly: Amazon product page of the new device

The new Kindle Oasis is a waterproof e-book reader from Amazon. Here are the technical data, further details and the comparison with other models.

The new Kindle Oasis is a waterproof e-book reader from Amazon. Here are the technical data, further details and the comparison with other models.

The new Kindle Oasis from Amazon

Various digital documents can be viewed and read on the new Kindle Oasis eBook reader from Amazon. In addition to Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), PDF, TXT, DOC, DOCX, MOBI (unprotected), Kindle (AZW) as well as HTML, image files such as JPEG, GIF, PNG and the Audible audio format AAX are supported. The display light can be adjusted in color temperature; as well as the font size and weight. Thanks to the IPX8 protection class, the device is waterproof and can therefore be used in the bathtub, at the pool or anywhere near water without any problems.

In order to avoid another, long body of text, here is an overview of the most important technical data of the new Amazon Kindle Oasis:

  • Manufacturer: Amazon
  • Brand: Kindle
  • Model: The new Kindle Oasis
  • Generation: 10th generation, 2019
  • Device type: eBook reader and audio book player
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 159 mm x 141 mm x 3,4 to 8,4 mm
  • Weight: 188 g
  • Display diagonal: 7 inches (17 cm)
  • Display dot density: 300 ppi
  • Display features: 16-step gray scale, adjustable color temperature of the lighting (cold white to warm white or sepia)
  • Type of lighting: front lighting with 25 LEDs
  • Internal storage: 8 GB or 32 GB
  • Operating elements: 2 buttons for turning the pages, touch display
  • Wireless connection for downloads: WLAN 802.11b / g / n or WLAN 802.11b / g / n + cellular 4G
  • Wireless connection for audio playback: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 4 weeks (0,5 hours reading time per day with switched off wireless connection and screen brightness at level 13)
  • Battery charging time: 3 hours with 5 W charger (not included); can also be loaded on a Mac / PC
  • Degree of protection: IPX8; Waterproof when immersed in fresh water for up to 60 minutes
  • Scope of delivery: Kindle Oasis, USB 2.0 charging cable and quick start guide
  • Price: from € 229,99 to € 319,99
  • Pictures and more information: Product page on Amazon

Amazon Kindle Oasis 2019 - price of the three versions

The price in the above range depends on the internal equipment of the eBook reader. On the one hand, it can be selected with 8 GB or 32 GB memory; on the other hand in the latter version with and without 4G cellular network. WLAN, Bluetooth and Audible support are included with all models. The prices are as follows:

  • 8 GB storage, WiFi: € 229,99
  • 32 GB storage, WiFi: € 259,99
  • 32 GB, WLAN + free mobile network: € 319,99

Apart from the additional 60 euros when purchasing, there are no additional costs for using the cellular connection with the latter model. The 4G data connection for downloading eBooks and audio books or streaming them is free of charge during operation. Information as of July 24, 2019.

Comparison of current Kindle e-reader models

The new Kindle Oasis from Amazon is not the first model in the product family to be waterproof. The current Kindle Paperwhite from 2018 also has an IPX8 degree of protection. The smallest current model in the range is "The New Kindle", which was launched in March. In the following I have given you a comparison.

The new Kindle, March 2019 Kindle Paperwhite, November 2018 The new Kindle Oasis, July 2019
screen size 6 inches (15 cm) 6 inches (15 cm) 7 inches (17 cm)
Screen resolution 167 ppi 300 ppi 300 ppi
headlight 4 LEDs 5 LEDs 25 LEDs
Internal storage space 4 GB 8 GB / 32 GB 8 GB / 32 GB
IPX8 ✔︎ ✔︎
Light sensors for automatic lighting ✔︎
Customizable color temperature ✔︎
Automatic page alignment (buttons left and right can be used) ✔︎
Wireless connection Wifi WLAN + cellular network (optional) WLAN + cellular network (optional)
Price from EUR 79,99 from EUR 119,99 from EUR 229,99

Related Posts on Amazon Kindle

There are a few posts here in the blog to match the new Oasis eReader from Amazon's “Kindle” product family and the other models of the same. In the first you will find a link to a campaign that is still valid until the end of the month, thanks to which you can use "Kindle Unlimited" for three months for free and read countless books for free:

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