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Amazon announces hardware event for September 28th

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Amazon has confirmed that it will be holding its big fall hardware event on Tuesday, September 28th at 12PM ET/9AM PT and in typical style, it isn't giving away any details as to what to expect from it just yet. 

Invite only, there's no public livestream for the event with select tech outlets invited to the unveiling instead. According to The Verge, the event will offer "news about our latest Amazon devices, features, and services" but that's the only insight Amazon is willing to offer. 

In the past, new Echo speakers, software updates, Eero routers, Ring cameras, and Kindles have been announced. Alongside that are usually a few more experimental items too such as the Echo Loop ring, the Echo Frames glasses, and the Ring drone - basically gadgets that sound fun but aren't quite as practical as picking out one of the best smart speakers or deciding whether to go with Kindle or Amazon Fire for your eBook reading needs. 

On that note though, we should see a new Kindle at this event. Thanks to a new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite being listed on Amazon Mexico and Amazon Canada and spotted by a Reddit user, it looks like there will be new Kindle Paperwhite and Paperwhite Signature Edition models. If the listing is anything to go by, both will offer 6.8-inch 300 psi displays with 17 LEDs compared to the current Kindle Paperwhite's 6-inch display and four LEDs. 

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Both models are expected to be IPX8 waterproof like the original Kindle Paperwhite, as well as offer a flush-front design and have narrower sides and top bezels. They will also have an adjustable warm light much like the Kindle Oasis currently exclusively offers. 

The Kindle Paperwhite Signature Edition should stand out from the other Paperwhite too thanks to an increase in storage, going up to 32GB, as well as wireless charging and auto-adjusting light sensors that change screen brightness depending on where you're reading it.

If the Canadian listing is accurate, the new Kindle Paperwhite will cost about $117 while the Paperwhite Signature Edition will cost about $165. We won't know for certain until September 28th but it all sounds very plausible and promising if you're looking to buy a new eBook reader soon. 

Jennifer Allen

Jennifer has been freelancing for over 10 years. In the past, she's written about all things tech and gaming wise for outlets as varied as The Independent, Playboy, Eurogamer, and TechRadar. In her spare time, she spends far too much time watching films, attempting to train her pet guinea pigs, and mastering making the perfect burrito.  She's a full time freelancer, but a regular tech news contributor to Top Ten Reviews.