From the images we have, it looks like Amazon will be touting the unit with “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life,” even when using the light.
Looks awesome. The higher contrast will probably be nice, but the more impressive part should be the higher resolution, depending on how much higher it is.
E-ink has been stuck on the “pearl” generation for too long, first introduced on the Kindle 3 in 2010. And this will be the first resolution increase the e-ink Kindle family has ever had.
This is going to be a great holiday season for readers.