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Amazon's newest Kindle is promising a battery that will last for months

Although it’s likely the price will put many people off.

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AMAZON HAS REVEALED the most expensive Kindle device yet, saying it has a battery that will last for months.

Compared to previous models, it’s thinner but comes with a ridge on one side for holding it. This is designed so it can be used with one hand and comes with a rotatable screen to cater for left-handed readers.

The biggest draw is battery life and how it’s been lengthened. The Oasis comes with a leather case which also has a built-in battery. When you combine the two, Amazon says it will give “you months of combined battery life,” compared to the weeks offered by other Kindles.

Both can be charged together, and the Kindle comes with battery saving features like hibernation mode to help extend its lifespan.

However, the device isn’t waterproof, and its €340 pricetag makes it the most expensive Kindle released by the company.

While it’s only available for pre-order, the first batch will arrive at the end of the month, one positive benefit is how the prices for other Kindle devices has dropped because of it.

Alongside the Paperwhite and Voyage version, the basic Kindle now costs €75 should you need a cheaper alternative.

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