The device will start shipping from November 13. The Kindle Oasis will cost you $249.99 for 8 GB of storage and a 7-inch screen, making it three times more expensive than the $79.99 base-model Kindle.
The device has a waterproof rating of IPX8, which means that it has been tested for up to 60 minutes under two meters of fresh water.
Amazon has unveiled their new Kindle device, the second-generation Oasis.
Amazon on Thursday launched its most advanced e-book reader "Kindle Oasis" that features company's highest-resolution "Paperwhite Display" and is the first waterproof (IPX8) device. Last month, the company introduced several new Echo speakers and rolled out refreshed tablets.
Which books are you most excited to read on your Kindle Oasis? Waterproofing has always been an omission on Kindle e-readers, but the Kindle Oasis will now let people read at the beach or in the bath tub without worrying about damage, Amazon said.
The new Kindle Oasis ditches the battery cover of last year's device, which was needed to give it good battery life.
In the U.S., the company is offering a 4G model for the cellular variant, but in India, it's offering a Wi-Fi + free 3G model, where the company pays for the 3G connectivity enabled by Amazon Whispernet.
This Oasis e-book reader supports public and private WiFi networks or hotspots that use the 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n standard with support for WEP, WPA and WPA2 security using password authentication or WiFi Protected Setup (WPS). However, the "free 3G" connectivity will be offered via Amazon Whispernet free of cost.
The Kindle Oasis also features fast-charging (full charge in less than 2 hours), comes in 8GB or 32GB storage options, includes new font sizes and bold settings, has ambient light sensors to automatically adjust display brightness (12 front-lit LEDs versus 6 on the Voyage), plus new Accessibility Options (invert black and white). The device integrates Amazon's Audible audiobook service, which is a first for a Kindle.