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  • Get more with Signature Edition: everything in the Kindle Paperwhite, plus wireless charging, auto-adjusting front light and 32 GB storage.
  • 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 reading time: a single charge via USB-C or compatible Qi wireless charger (sold separately) now lasts up to 10 weeks.
  • Adjustable screen: now with adjustable warm light and auto-adjusting front light for a personalised reading experience, day and night.
  • More books in more places: with 32 GB store thousands of books, magazines or audiobooks, and take your library with you.
  • Purchase Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition and get 3 months Kindle Unlimited for free. Explore millions of books, thousands of audiobooks and selected magazine subscriptions with Kindle Unlimited and read anywhere anytime.
  • Go hands free: pair with an Audible subscription and Bluetooth headphones or speakers to listen to your story.

Our best Kindle Paperwhite yet

32 GB of storage means more space for your favourite books. Wireless charging means less hassle when you’re heading out. Thinner borders mean more reading space, and an auto-adjusting front light means easier reading, day and night.

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60% post-consumer recycled plastics in device.

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Device Packaging

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Technical details

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition

Display

Amazon's 6.8” Paperwhite display technology with built-in light, 300 ppi, optimised front technology, 16-level grey scale.

Size

174 x 125 x 8.1 mm

Weight

207 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

32 GB: holds thousands of books.

Cloud Storage

Free cloud storage for all Amazon content.

Battery Life

A single charge lasts up to 10 weeks, based on half an hour of reading a day with wireless off and the light setting at 13. Battery life will vary based on light settings and wireless usage. 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 9 W USB power adaptor; fully charges in less than 3.5 hours with any compatible 10 W Qi wireless charging pad (sold separately).

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) Wi-Fi 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 Signature Edition 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, EPUB, 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

Kindle Paperwhite is sold with a limited warranty of one year provided by the manufacturer. If you are a consumer, the limited warranty is in addition to your consumer rights and does not jeopardise these rights in any way. This means you may still have additional rights at law even after the limited warranty has expired (click here for more information on your consumer rights). Use of Kindle is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the Box

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

Waterproofing

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

Available Colours

Black

Generation

Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 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 e-reader, visit Manage Your Content and Devices for information specific to your device.

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Upgrade I Never Knew I Needed
By mash of brands® on 12 November 2021
I'd had my previous Paperwhite for 7 or 8 years before deciding to upgrade to this latest model.

It's an e-reader so, I assumed it would be pretty similar to my previous Kindle. However, this is definitely a worthwhile upgrade. I've no experience of prior iterations, but this has provided me with an enormous leap in enjoyment.

That extra 0.8" screen just makes the pages feel a lot closer to books (my picture shows a larger font for reading at night without glasses - you can get loads more text on the page). The refresh rate is crisp and fast, truly delightful. I had no real problem with the lights on the previous model, but the 13 additional lights and warm light make everything so clear. The auto-adjusting light is also excellent.

Rarely am I surprised, but I am genuinely delighted with this upgrade.

PS: I am not sure why others are having problems with the free Kindle Unlimited trial, but I received this offer while setting up my device.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 November 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it 🥰
By zita l j on 11 November 2021
Quarter of a second faster than my 7 years old kindle paperwhite, you can see by yourself, I love the larger screen, the light features, Bluetooth incorporated to listen audiobooks, and of course the dark mode, does it justify the price if you already own a previous paperwhite ? It does for me, as I read at night and the warm and dark mode lights are super helpful, and the extra screen size is just what I was craving. I was pretty happy with my previous paperwhite in terms of battery, I’ll update my review after I use this new paperwhite for a few weeks and notice a different. Overall great update!

Update after 7 months:
The battery is absolutely AMAZING, I think I only charged it 3 times with loads of use!! Still very happy with my purchase
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 15 November 2021
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to hold, nippy page turns, quick to wake up, long battery life.
By David on 15 November 2021
Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition 32GB

Screen size is its best and worst feature. Feels like reading a dinky book but is effortless to hold with one hand. Despite having the footprint of a standard book, once you factor in the bezels the reading area is still small. Cover art is a little hard to see/appreciate fully, when scrolling through lists. I couldn't exclusively use the kindle paperwhite without a larger colour device to browse for my next reading choices. One other advantage of the smaller size, including the larger bezel at the bottom, is that you don't have to move your eyes, and therefore your neck, quite so much. If you read the device on your lap, as I do, there's less eye/neck movement.

300ppi resolution but as the contrast isn't that high it's not immediately obvious. During daylight, the screen is a pleasure and a definite advantage. Doesn’t match traditional ink on paper; the screen is low contrast, laminated and inset slightly but for eye comfort, it's unbeatable. With the LEDs on, I find it comparable to a decent LCD re eye strain.

I don't use the auto light feature. I found that I prefer to stick to one compromise setting for all conditions (Brightness 12 / Warmth 13). Random light changes break my immersion somewhat. Note: The yellow in my photo is in fact a much redder orange, in real life. Unfortunately, my camera is a bit useless.

Very snappy page changes. Love the page turn animation. It's nothing fancy, but a nice touch all the same. The back doesn't have a rubberised feel like some suggest. It's more a very smooth, slightly textured plastic. The plastic over the screen isn't tough, so expect it to be prone to scratches, as will the back.

I didn't buy a third party (currently limited choices) or amazon case - I don't know whether true but I've heard they are no better than a cheaper generic version. I haven't used the wireless charging.

Quick recap.

Pros
Good battery life**
Light and easy to hold in most every reading position
Snappy page turns, quick to wake up from standby
Lighting is uniform. No obvious splotches or discolorations

Cons
Annoyingly placed power button on the bottom
Screen is still pretty small at 6.8
Screen plastic will be prone to scratches
You only get an USB-C to USB-A cable. No charger

** It's difficult to get an accurate read on the battery drain. I can get between 30mins to an 1hr per each %, other times it drops faster at 6-10 mins per %. Exact same settings and roughly the same environment. I guess it's not consistent across the battery scale but overall, it is long lasting.

Re 3 months free Kindle unlimited - added seamlessly for me. As an existing subscriber, the free months were added to the end of my current paid period.
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 November 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love it!
By River Scott-Tyler on 14 November 2021
I'm a book nerd I love reading and I've always said I'd never have a kindle as I prefer to hold an actual book, but I decided as I was letting too many books maybe its time I brought a kindle.

So i was pleased that a new model was coming out I've never used a kindle before so I can't compare with other models but I'm loving this one and I cam finally listen to audiobooks.. I love the size of the screen its light its just a really good kindle but I don't see how it's battery can last up 10 weeks on one charge especially if your listening to audiobooks and the reading
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