Amazon Kindle Oasis leaks online
Jeff Bezos mentioned last week that official information about a new Kindle should come out this week and, despite the fact that did not happen yet, a recent leak reveals a lot of interesting facts about the upcoming e-reader. Product listings spotted on Amazon Japan that have been promptly removed mentioned the Kindle Oasis name, but since the kindleoasis.com domain is owned by an Amazon subbrand, the name is as good as confirmed already.
Moving to the features, leaked images of the Kindle Oasis that surfaced on Amazon's Tmall page reveal that the next-gen e-reader will be about 27 percent lighter than the Kindle Voyage but will keep the 300 ppi pixel density of the display. However, it appears to have a slightly wider screen. Since competing devices like the Nook Glowlight Plus or the Kobo Aura H2O already have a waterproof design, the Oasis name might suggest that the new Kindle can handle water as well.
Motherboard asked Amazon to comment on the leak, but the answer is not what most would like to hear, as the company declined to comment on "rumors or speculation." We will probably hear more about the next-gen Kindle later this week, so stay tuned.