Amazon’s German portal may have jumped the gun by prematurely posting what appears to be a new version of the company’s Kindle e-reader. The device in question, known as the Kindle Voyage, features a few new features as well as a high-resolution, 6-inch screen with a pixel density of 300 PPI.
The listing was quickly removed but not before virtually every specification of the device was seen and shared.
As The Verge notes, the specs list hinted that the Voyage will have a new page press sensor embedded in the bezel. When the bezel is lightly pressed, the on-screen page will turn. There was also mention of an intelligent front lighting system.
The e-reader is said to be just 8mm thin and weigh 186 grams. If true, that means the Voyage will be a good bit thinner and lighter than the Kindle Paperwhite. That said, it’s unclear at this hour if the Voyage will replace the Paperwhite or if it will simply be launched as a premium product with the Paperwhite remaining in Amazon’s portfolio.
The Kindle Voyage will be offered in two different versions, one with Wi-Fi only and another with a 3G cellular radio. Pricing for the Wi-Fi model is reportedly set at 187 euros ($244.79) while the 3G model will command 249 euros ($322.50). That’s certainly a lot to spend on an e-reader when you consider the Paperwhite currently starts at $119 but the new features might be worth the extra dough for avid readers.
The Kindle Voyage was listed with a European launch date of November 4.