U.S. online giant Amazon is preparing a new Kindle Paperwhite with higher resolution and better fonts for reading for release in 2014, a tech website reported.
The next-generation e-reader will feature a high-resolution 300 pixels-per-inch screen, putting it on an equal footing with devices from competitors such as Kobo, TechCrunch reported Monday.
Kobo's Aura HD has a screen with 265 ppi resolution, while the current Kindle Paperwhite comes in at 212 ppi.
In additional to the higher resolution, the next Paperwhite will feature a flush screen without a surrounding bezel, and the screen will be glass, not plastic, TechCrunch said.
Amazon is reportedly working on new typography for the device with a custom-built font intended to be the most readable font available on an e-reader screen.
The new Kindle Paperwhite, reportedly lighter than the current model, is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2014.