Amazon Echo Show 5 is launched with a 10-inch display, built-in smart home hub and more in India last month. Expanding the Echo Show lineup, Amazon has today launched Echo Show 5 with a 5.5-inch display, HD camera, rich sound and more.
The new Echo Show 5 sports a 5.5-inch touchscreen, has dimensions of 148 x 86 x 73mm and weighs 410 grams. It is powered by MediaTek MT 8163 processor, has two microphones, has support for Dual-band Wi-Fi but does not support connecting to ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks. Amazon is highlighting the ‘rich sound’ feature on the new Echo Show 5 as it is equipped with a Full range 1.65-inch built-in speaker and also has 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers.
It also has a 1MP HD camera which is capable of recording 720p videos along with a built-in camera shutter. Amazon says that the built-in shutter allows the microphone and camera to be switched off with just a press of a button. There is also support for Hands-free video calling and users can make hands-free video calls to smartphones with Alexa app, Skype or other Echo devices. Additionally, they can also use the ‘drop-in’ feature to check on their kids or parents, by instantly connecting to Echo Show 5 via the Alexa app – just like an intercom.
Amazon says that users liked the screen complementing Alexa on the Echo Show and the new form factor on the Echo Show 5 is perfect for a bedside table, living room side table or desk. The company also adds that the Echo Show 5 is great for watching music videos, catch up on their favorite shows and videos from Prime Video and more with Alexa.
Alongside the Echo Show 5 launch, Amazon will also be introducing new ways to delete your voice recordings on all Alexa-enabled devices by simply saying, “Alexa delete everything I said today”. Upon receiving this command, the respective recordings will be deleted. This feature will be rolled out soon.
Pricing and Availablity
Amazon Echo Show is priced at Rs. 8999 and is available to order on Amazon.in starting today and goes on sale from July 18th.
Commenting on the launch, Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India said:
Customers love the screen complementing Alexa on the Echo Show. The Echo Show 5 now makes it easier and more affordable to have a smart display in every home. The new form factor is perfect for a bedside table, living room side table or desk, plus it has a camera shutter for added peace of mind, and new Alexa privacy features for even more control.