Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) with Smart speaker,Cemera and 5.5″ screen
Amazon has launched Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), and Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids Edition Smart Displays. The basic Echo Show 5 price starts at $85 (approximately Rs.6,200).
The company has updated its range of Smart Displays from the second generation status, with a few minor hardware updates and focus on maximizing camera capabilities. These devices listed on Amazon’s US website were out of stock or unavailable at the time of writing this news.
Nothing can be said about when these devices will be launched in India. Within the coming few months, these devices can be launched in India with a significant price.
The first generation Amazon Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 are priced in India at Rs 5,499 and Rs 8,499, respectively. It is expected that these devices will remain around the same price at the time of India launch.
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) price, specifications
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is priced at $130 (approximately Rs. 9,500). It comes with MediaTek MT 8183 octa-core processor and a vastly improved 13-megapixel front camera.
Apart from this, no other significant hardware or design changes have been made in it. The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) sports an 8-inch 1,280×800-pixel screen and comes with a dual speaker system. It also has a physical shutter on the camera for privacy-minded users. Also users can use Alexa voice assistant.
According to a report in The Verge, the 13-megapixel camera of the Echo Show 8 gives a wide field of view of 110 degrees. It can also be pan and tilted to focus on the moving subject during the video call.
Apart from this, this device also has a feature of people-tracking which tells when a person is entering the room and when is leaving. It helps to set a routine. For example, it can be used to turn on smart lights and other IoT applications in the room, or even to play music. It can also be set for a particular person. To use Echo Show 8 or Echo Show 5 as a security camera, users can also turn on Alexa Security Mode in it.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Echo Show 5 Kids edition price, specifications
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) has been launched for a price of $85 (about Rs 6,200). Not many changes have been made in this compared to its larger 8-inch version.
Instead of the 1 megapixel camera given in its 1st-gen version, this 5 inch device has been given a 2 megapixel camera. Also, a new blue color option has also been given in it.
The smaller camera and less processing power show that the Echo Show 5 doesn’t have the same camera capabilities as the larger device. Yes but it works fine in most video calls and display based functionality. Like the first generation, it has a 5.5-inch 960×480 pixels touch screen and is