04/09/2013 01:50 BST | Updated 03/11/2013 05:12 GMT

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite 2 Unveiled After Early Accidental Leak

Amazon has confirmed that the leaked image of its new Kindle Paperwhite E-reader is real - and has now unveiled the device.

The new Paperwhite looks the same as the old model, but features an upgraded screen, a faster processor and some new features designed to make reading more social and enjoyable.

The new device has an upgraded screen with (naturally) 'whiter' whites and 'blacker' blacks.

The built-in light also gains an upgrade, and is able to guide the light "toward the surface of the display so you can read comfortably without eyestrain".

The processor gains a 25% bump to increase page turning speeds, while the touch sensitivity is also improved.

'Page Flip' is a new mode designed to let you flip through your book without losing your place, while improved vocabulary, lookup and social reading features also look set to improve the E-reading experience.

In a hands-on preview, Time magazine said:

"[We] don't think owners of the current-generation model will be crushed to learn they're about to become owners of previous-generation Paperwhites. The new features aren't that enticing. Mostly, I'm happy that the e-reader category remains popular enough that Amazon is still updating the Kindle as briskly as it ever did."

The new device will be released on 30 September.