Amazon is rumored to have another Kindle Paperwhite in the works which is due for next year, considering that the previous Paperwhite released is just two months old.
The new tablet is said to have a high-resolution of 300 ppi and is designed to be a strong competitor for the Kobo Aura HD, boasting a 265 ppi screen and the current tablet with the highest-resolution display available in an e-reader, compared to Amazon’s current Paperwhite which has only 212 ppi.
In addition to an improved screen, the new model will resemble the Kindle HDX and be lighter than the current model. Some hardware makeovers include a display that is flush with the front panel rather than recessed. There are also reports of Amazon moving from plastic to a matte glass for the new model. Also, there are no major software upgrades planned for the new model, but Amazon is said to be developing a new custom font specially designed for the device. The company is also reportedly working on an option that will allow text to break with hyphens at the end of lines rather than a ragged right presentation.
Amazon unveiled the current Kindle Paperwhite device in September as one of its trio of new tablets. The device is Amazon’s first self-illuminating e-ink reader. The new Paperwhite is expected somewhere in the second quarter of 2014.