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Kindle Paperwhite (2021)
Kindle Paperwhite (2021)
Kindle Paperwhite (2021)
Kindle Paperwhite (2021)

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The Kindle Paperwhite (2021) currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 44 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
Screen Size
8 GB
8 GB
35 hours
Reading Time

What the Critics Are Saying...


Some aspects of the new Kindle Paperwhite still feel stuck in the past, but in general, this is an elegant e-reader that is enjoyable to use.

- Alex Perry, Mashable
Daily Express
Daily Express

There's no doubt, the Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition is a brilliant ereader, which improves on an already great product. If you haven't purchased a Kindle in some time the Signature Edition will blow you away. The ability to wirelessly charge your Paperwhite Signature Edition ereader is a nice...

- Dion Dassanayake, Daily Express
Business Insider
Business Insider

The Kindle Paperwhite is a great ereader that we highly recommend. It's lightweight, easy to hold, and has a big, bright screen that makes reading enjoyable. Plus, you'll have access to the Kindle store, which has a huge selection of books and frequent ebook sales.

- Les Shu, Business Insider
Daily Express
Daily Express

If you're looking for a well-designed e-reader with brilliant software, a wealth of digital books available, water-resistance for bath and beach reading, and a phenomenal screen – look no further, this is it. Sure, Amazon's pricier Kindle Oasis has a sleeker design and physical buttons to turn the p...

- Aaron Brown, Daily Express
The Big Tech Question
The Big Tech Question

The best specified Kindle yet, but it’s not worth the extra money over the latest Kindle Paperwhite

- David Artiss, The Big Tech Question

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Screen Size

The Kindle Paperwhite (2021)'s screen size is 6.8 inches with 1430 x 1080 pixels resolution.


There is a built-in backlight for reading in the dark.

8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


This model has no 3G wireless capabilities.

Reading Time
35 hours

The e-reader is powered by a Unknown battery. Battery life is rated for up to 35 hours reading time according to Amazon's.

Kindle Paperwhite (2021) Specs

Release Date October 27, 2021
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
SIM Card Size No
Operating System Custom

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Processor Freescale 1 GHz
Internal Storage 8 GB
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Type Unknown
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time 2.5 hours
Reading Time Up to 35 hours
Standby Time Up to 70 days
Physical Characteristics
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Agave Green, Denim
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.46 x 17.42 x 0.81 cm (4.9 x 6.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 205 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP X8
Display / Screen
Type Grayscale
Technology E-ink
Colors No
Resolution 1430 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density 300 pixels
Size 6.8 inches
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Anti Glare Yes
Additional Display Features
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Page Turn Key No
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Yes
Screen Reader Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Wi-Fi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats No
Video Playback No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack No
Vibration Alert No
Content Formats Supported
Content Formats Supported AZW, AZW3, DOC, DOCX, EPUB, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, TXT
Additional Information Other Names (AKA): Kindle Paperwhite (11th Generation)


  • Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition
    • 32 GB storage
    • Wireless Charging
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