New Amazon Echo Show device launched with better camera and tracking feature, know price

Amazon has launched Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), and Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids Edition Smart Display. Basic Echo Show 5 starts at $ 85 (about Rs 6,200). Keeping in mind some minor hardware updates and maximum camera capabilities, the company has updated its Smart Display range from second generation status. These devices are listed on Amazon’s US website, which were either out of stock or unavailable at the time of writing the news.

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.


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