Soon after the launch of the Amazon Echo Show in India, the Worldwide e-commerce and services giant has launched its latest product, the Amazon Echo Show 5.
The most recent member of the Echo line-up features a 5.5-inch 960×480-pixels display, a 1-megapixel camera, and a single full-range 1.65-inch speaker. The Echo Show 5 is an inexpensive alternative to the Rs. 22,999 Amazon Echo Show, which provides much of the same functionality and features as the high-end apparatus. The Amazon Echo Show 5 is priced at Rs. 8,999 at India, and will begin sending on July 18.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 will probably be available in two color options – black and white. The smart display-cum-speaker is much like the Rs. 22,999 Amazon Echo Show, enabling users to speak with Alexa, Amazon’s popular voice-based AI helper. The 5.5-inch touchscreen to the Echo Show 5 permits users to get visual cues to Alexa’s verbal answers – this comes in handy for functions such as lists, recipes, or even viewing videos on the device.
Like other Echo apparatus with displays, the Amazon Echo Show 5 may be used to stream audio, set video calls, watch TV shows and movies around Amazon Prime Video, controller compatible smart devices, and more. The users can activate a number of Alexa skills, which will let the Echo Show 5 be used for lots of purposes.
The Echo Show 5 is powered with a MediaTek MT8163 chipset, and links to the Internet using Wi-Fi. The speaker can also be Bluetooth-enabled to be a regular wireless speaker with compatible devices such as tablets tablet computers, and computers. The Echo Show 5 addresses privacy issues with a button which controls a physical shutter for front camera, along with a button that turns off the mic as well. The users will also soon be able to delete voice recordings and some other Amazon records of what was stated with a simple command.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 is the most affordable of the three Echo apparatus using a screen accessible India. Apart from the Rs. 22,999 Echo Show and Rs. 12,999 Echo Spot, various Echo speakers and apparatus without screens can also be sold in India, together with costs starting at Rs. 2,999 for the Amazon Echo Input.