Besides adjustable warm light and free 6-month Kindle Unlimited subscription, the 2019 Kindle Oasis offers the same features as the previous-generation model.
The release date of the 3rd-generation Kindle Oasis is set on July 24, 2019. The new e-reader costs the same as the earlier model. For the variant with 8 GB of internal memory and special offers, you will pay $249.99.
If you were expecting a bunch of new innovative features from the most advanced Kindle model, you will be disappointed. Kindle Oasis 3 adds only one essential new functionality – the one its competitors have for some time already.
The newest Oasis is the first Kindle to sport adjustable warm light. You can change the color temperature of the front light to be warmer. It’s very helpful if you are reading a lot in the evening, as blue light (which is natural for daytime) can cause sleep problems. You can adjust the intensity of warm light, as well as schedule how it works during a day.
Another new thing that comes with Kindle Oasis 3 is a limited time offer that will give new owners the possibility to enjoy six months of Kindle Unlimited ebook subscription free of charge. Please note, that if you decide to redeem the offer, the subscription will automatically renew after six months, for $9.99 per month.
One more thing to note is that no variant with cellular connectivity is offered yet. It will most certainly change, maybe even before the official launch, as Kindle Oasis user’s guide includes information about WAN variant – “WAN Model Number: S8IN4N.”
The now earlier-generation Kindle Oasis is still available on Amazon, and still at a price reduced by $50. You can grab it for $199.99. Most probably this deal will be offered during Prime Day 2019.
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Kindle Oasis 3 (2019) – full tech specs
What other features, besides warm-light control, does the newest top-shelf Kindle Oasis offer? Take a look at a table with full tech specs.
|Screen||7-inch E-Ink Carta touchscreen|
|Levels of gray||16|
|Adjustable front light||Yes|
|Number of front light LEDs||25|
|Adjustable warm light||Yes|
|Screen resolution||1680 × 1264 pixels|
|Pixel density||300 ppi|
|Waterproof rating||IPX8 – tested to withstand immersion in 2 meters of fresh water for 60 minutes|
|Storage capacity||• 8 GB (approximately 6 GB available to the user) – thousands of books or over 35 Audible audiobooks
• 32 GB (approximately 27 GB available to the user) – thousands of books or over 160 Audible audiobooks
|Body color||• Graphite
• Champagne Gold
|Battery life||A single charge lasts up to six weeks, based on a half hour of reading per day with wireless and Bluetooth off and the light setting at 13|
|Charge time||• Under 3 hours from a computer USB or using the Amazon 5W charger (sold separately)|
|Weight||6.6 oz / 188 g|
|Dimensions||6.3 × 5.6 × 0.13-0.33 in / 159 × 141 × 3.4-8.4 mm|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports public and private Wi-Fi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, or 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)|
|Audible-ready||Yes; capable of playing Audible audiobook companions for Kindle ebooks. Pair with Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones|
|Bluetooth||Yes; with support for A2DP compatible stereo headphones, speakers, microphone|
|Accessibility features||The VoiceView screen reader, available over Bluetooth audio, enables access to the vast majority of Kindle Oasis features. Kindle Oasis also includes the ability to Invert Black and White, adjust font size, font face, line spacing and margins|
|Supported formats||• Text: Kindle Format 8 (AZW3), Kindle (AZW), TXT, PDF, unprocted MOBI, PRC natively; HTML DOC, DOCX through conversion
• Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP through conversion
• Audio: Audible audio format (AAX)
|Original case covers||Yes; sold separately. Three variants to choose from:
• Protective premium leather cover
• Water-safe fabric cover
• Leather cover
|Warranty||1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year or 3-year Extended Warranty available for US customers sold separately|
|Included the box||• Amazon Kindle Oasis (2nd generation, 2017 release)
• USB 2.0 charging cable
• Quick Start Guide
|Launch dates||• Announcement: June 19, 2019
• Pre-orders: June 19, 2019
• Release: July 24, 2019
|Prices||• 8 GB, Wi-Fi, with special offers – $249.99
• 8 GB, Wi-Fi, without special offers – $269.99
• 32 GB, Wi-Fi, with special offers – $279.99
• 32 GB, Wi-Fi, without special offers – $299.99
• 32 GB, Wi-Fi + Cellular, without special offers – planned
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