Leaked! New Kindle Oasis has a 7″ Screen, is Waterproof

Apple may have trouble getting their suppliers to keep their trap shut, but Amazon has trouble keeping their own apps from leaking important info.

Members of KBoards and MobileRead have noticed that theA mazon app for Android has been showing a new banner advert for an “all-knew Kindle Oasis”. According to one report, the new device is waterproof. It also reportedly supports Audible audiobooks, and has a 7″ screen.

It looks like Amazon has launched their competitor to the Aura H2O.

It’s a pity that it’s not using the same screen size as the Aura One, but it’s probably for the best. Adding buttons and a grip to one side of an 8″ screen results in a rather large device.

I had one – the Pocketbook Inkpad – and as much as I loved it (before the software stopped working), it was a big ereader.

Amazon probably won’t be launching the new Oasis until September.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Vicente11 October, 2017

    If it has a different screen size, it may be plastic based

  2. Chris Meadows11 October, 2017

    “Amazon probably won’t be launching the new Oasis until September.”

    So we have to wait 11 months?

  3. Susan11 October, 2017

    Why the Oasis? If it was a 7 inch Voyage or Paperwhite more people would probably be interested but why take the most expensive device to tweak and put it completely out of the financial reach of most people. The Oasis is not one of their top selling devices so it doesn’t make sense to pick that one to improve over the Paperwhite.

    1. Nate Hoffelder11 October, 2017

      the new Oasis is cheaper and clearly the best kindle model

      that’s why not the Paperwhite.

  4. Jimo11 October, 2017

    All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader – 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 32 GB, Wi-Fi – Includes Special Offers $279.99 bucks
    8GB for 250 bucks I am in will work great will my new 10 inch Fire !!
    will be released on October 31, 2017.

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