Kindle Oasis

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Price is $289.99 Basic specifications:

Display  6" Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light,
300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size 5.6" x 4.8" x 0.13-0.33" (143 mm x 122 mm x 3.4-8.5 mm)
Cover: 5.7” x 4.9” x 0.07-0.18” (144 mm x 125 mm x 1.9-4.6 mm)
Weight Wi-Fi: 4.6 oz (131 g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 4.7 oz (133 g); Cover: 3.8 oz (107 g)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process

Thus including the cover, which is needed for good battery life:

Display 6" Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light,
300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size inc. cover 5.7" x 4.9" x 0.35" (144 mm x 125 mm x 9 mm)
Weight inc Cover Wi-Fi: 7.2 oz (238 g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 7.6 oz (240 g)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process

In comparison, the $119.99 PaperWhite has an IDENTICAL screen, but with fewer LED front lights:

Display 6" Paperwhite display technology with E Ink Carta™ and built-in light,
300 ppi, optimized font technology, 16-level gray scale
Size 6.7" x 4.6" x 0.36" (169 mm x 117 mm x 9.1 mm)
Weight Wi-Fi: 7.2 oz (205 g); Wi-Fi + 3G: 7.6 oz (217 g)
Actual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process

The PaperWhite lacks the two handy page turn buttons, but without the cover, the Oasis is much shorter battery life. So basically the Oasis including cover is wider, thicker, heavier, about 2cm /  3/4" shorter.

Battery life might be 1/2 or 1/4 without cover.

So $170 extra for less than $1 of buttons that should have been on Touch and PaperWhite.  Identical screen apart from extra LEDs, even the LEDs on the PaperWhite are only needed by candle light!

There is nothing "Revolutionary" or "Advanced" about an eBook reader / Tablet cover with a built in battery.  Why would anyone buy this?