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

Informr score
The Kindle Paperwhite (2021) currently has an Informr score of 8.5 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 13 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Screen Size
8 GB
Reading Time
35 hours

What the Critics Are Saying...


In some regards, the new Kindle Paperwhite changes nothing; Amazon has had a stranglehold on the e-reader market for years, and the previous Paperwhite was the device to get. The new Paperwhite is still Amazon’s best e-reader. It’s not as expensive and fancy as the Kindle Oasis, but it offers a far...

- N. Ingraham, Engadget

Whether you choose the standard Paperwhite or the Signature Edition, you are going to end up with a brand-new Kindle that feels very much like a Kindle. If you own the 2018 Paperwhite and buy this year’s hoping for a brand-new experience, you’re going to end up pretty disappointed, I think. Amazon m...

- Matt Wille, Input

For most readers, then, the new Kindle Paperwhite slots neatly into the sweet spot for everyday usability. I appreciate the Signature Edition’s auto-brightness adjustment and Qi support, but even without those features there’s still a day to day improvement over the last-gen Paperwhite. Most importa...

- Chris Davies, SlashGear

There's no questioning whether or not Amazon has a good thing going with its Kindle product lineup. Even though the Kindle is a single-use device in a world where it feels like every company is trying to figure out how to make all devices be everything to everyone, Amazon quietly and confidently kee...

- Jason Cipriani, ZDNet
Digital Trends

The Kindle Paperwhite ticks all the major boxes that e-reader fans have been asking for. It comes with USB-C and has even better waterproofing, dual-band Wi-Fi, faster page turning and browsing, a bigger screen, more color temperature options, and slimmer bezels. For most people, it’ll be the best e...

- Rebecca Isaacs, Digital Trends

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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
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
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
WiFi 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, GIF, HTML, JPEG, MOBI, PDF, PNG, TXT
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Kindle Paperwhite (11th Generation)


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