Check out a comparison table of the three front light e-readers. The new Kobo Aura Edition 2 (2016) has the same price as Kindle Paperwhite -$119.99.
Unfortunately, the new device from Kobo has an outdated 1024 × 768 px display, compared to the high-definition 1440 × 1080 px in Paperwhite.
It’s more justified to buy the Kindle Paperwhite or pay $10 to get the Kobo Glo HD.
Read more about Kobo Aura Edition 2 (2016) in a detailed overview on Ebook Friendly.