When this device will be launched in India, nothing can be said about it. These devices can be launched in India with a good price within the next few months. The first generation Amazon Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8 in India are priced at Rs 5,499 and Rs 8,499 respectively. It is expected that at the time of India launch, these devices will be around this price.
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) price, specifications
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) price is $ 130 (approx. Rs. 9,500). It comes with a MediaTek MT 8183 octa-core processor and a substantially 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) has an 8-inch 1,280×800-pixel screen and a dual speaker system. It also has a physical shutter on the camera for users who take care of privacy. Also, users can also use Alexa voice assistant.
According to a report by The Verge, the 13-megapixel camera of the Echo Show 8 gives a 110-degree wide field of view. This can also be pan and tilt 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 they are going out. This helps set up a routine. For example, it can also be used to turn on room smart lights and other IoT applications, or 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.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Echo Show 5 Kids edition price, specifications
Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) has been priced at $ 85 (about Rs 6,200). It has not been changed much compared to its larger 8-inch version. This 5-inch device has a 2-megapixel camera instead of the 1-megapixel camera given in its 1st-Gen version. Also, a new blue color option has also been given in it.
The smaller camera and lower processing power indicate that the Echo Show 5 does not have the same camera capabilities as a 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 also gives the user access to Alexa voice assistant for audio and limited video functions.
The kids version of Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) is similar to the basic device in terms of hardware. But it has a more attractive green-blue color combination. It comes at a slightly higher price and comes with one year of Amazon Kids Plus service in the US and two years of warranty.