Without fanfare, Amazon launches Kindle Paperwhite 5 16GB

Shortly after releasing the 11th generation “basic” (standard) Kindle, Amazon quietly released a new 16GB variant of the new Kindle Paperwhite 5. Originally, the e-reader was released with 8GB of storage capacity in its “regular” version. and 32GB in the “Signature Edition”, but these memory options did not please everyone and the company ended up deciding to put on the market another variant of its e-book reader (digital books).

The proposal of the new 16GB variant of the Kindle Paperwhite 5 is to offer a cheaper alternative to the Signature Edition (32GB) that has more capacity for those who need something more than 8GB due to the storage of many study books, PDF files, audiobooks , comics and manga. Learn more about this new release from Amazon below.

Amazon silently releases 16GB version of Kindle Paperwhite 5

Kindle Paperwhite 5 16GB is quietly released by Amazon. Source: Amazon

The 16GB Kindle Paperwhite 5 has the same features as the 8GB original, including a battery that can last up to 10 weeks, a USB-C port, adjustable warm light, and a 6.8-inch display. Furthermore, this e-reader was built with sustainability in mind and uses 60% recycled plastic, 70% recycled magnesium and its packaging is made from wood fiber materials from “artificial” (man-planted) forests that are cared for responsibly.

Launch and availability

The 16GB Kindle Paperwhite 5 e-reader is available for pre-sale on Amazon Brazil for R$799 (12 interest-free installments) and is scheduled to ship on November 8, 2022. The 8GB variant, launched in September 2021, it is R$ 699 (in 12 equal interest-free installments).

Kindle Paperwhite 5 E-reader 16GB.  Source: Amazon
Kindle Paperwhite 5 E-reader 16GB. Source: Amazon

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Kindle Paperwhite 5 specs with full specs:

  • Screen: 6.8 inches, anti-glare;
  • Storage: 8GB (“normal”/”standard”), 16GB (“normal”/”standard”) and 32GB (Signature Edition);
  • Resolution: 300 PPI;
  • Built-in lighting: Yes (17 LEDs);
  • Waterproof certification: Yes (IPX8: up to 60 minutes submerged at a depth of 2 meters);
  • Light temperature adjustment: Yea;
  • Light sensor: Present only in the Signature Edition;
  • Page change: Through the touch screen;
  • Wireless charging: Present only in the Signature Edition;
  • Battery life: 10 weeks (based on a half-hour daily reading with Wi-Fi off and lighting at level 13);
  • Charging time: 5 hours when connected via USB cable to a computer or 2 hours and 30 minutes when connected to a 9W wall charger (sold separately);
  • WiFi Connectivity: Dual band (2.5Ghz and 5Ghz);
  • Colors: Black only;
  • Weight: 205g;
  • Size: 174 x 125 x 8.1 mm;

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