The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 5 and Paperwhite 5 Signature editions both have a new twist up their sleeve. The latest firmware update 5.14.1 introduces a new page animation system, which seamlessly merges two pages into each other. When you activate the feature in the Aa menu and select other, the pages will have directional animation, which will quickly blend into each other. It happens when reading e-books and manga.
The new line of Kindles is the most responsive ever released by Amazon. The page rotation speed has been increased by 20% and overall the overall responsiveness has been increased by over 50%, compared to the Kindle Paperwhite 4. By tapping on user interface elements, launching the store, clicking on menus or settings, it happens instantly. You can consult our YouTube Reviews to see how eye-catching the entire eReader really is.
Why is the Kindle Paperwhite 5 so responsive? This is mainly attributed to the new E INK panel used. I think it is E INK Carta HD, which has obvious advantages and is further improved with software optimizations.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post, and The New York Times. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.