Amazon Doubles Resolution for Easier Reading

The new Kindle supports drop caps in text, unlike previous modelsAmazon has updated its Paperwhite eReader, doubling the resolution of the previous generation while maintaining the same price.

Reading should be easier on the eyes, thanks to both the higher resolution (300ppi, the same as the high-end Kindle Voyage (Kindle Explores High-End Space With New Voyage)) and a new font called Bookerly. Despite the higher resolution, Amazon says that the device will still last up to six weeks on a single charge.

Typography has been improved. The 2015 Paperwhite features improved spacing, hyphenation and character placement, so text appears as the author intended.

Amazon’s new eReader uses the Carta E Ink display technology. It will be available in both Wi-Fi and cellular versions on 30th June, starting at $120.