Tech giant Amazon launched the Echo Show in India at a price tag of Rs. 22,999, last month. Just a few days after the launch of Google Nest Hub Max, Amazon too introduced its new smart display, the Echo Show 5 which is priced at Rs. 8,999.
The newly launched Amazon Echo Show 5 is a smaller version of the Amazon Echo Show that was launched earlier this year and it comes with a smaller 5.5-inch display. The Echo Show series is smart assistant like the earlier Echo series but comes with a display allowing you to do tons of task like listening to songs, watch music videos , shows and short news clips and more.
Coming to the specifications and features, The Echo Show 5 comes with a smaller 5-inch display having a resolution of 960 x 480, and brings all of the capabilities of its much larger sibling, the Echo Show with its 10.1-inch display. It is aimed at the entry level side of the smart display category. It is actually the cheapest branded smart displays that you can buy in the market.
To cut the price and make smart displays more affordable, Amazon has also cut down the number of speakers from two on the Echo Show to one on the Echo Show 5. The camera resolution has also been reduced from 5MP to just 1MP with the microphones reducing from four to two located on the top along with volume and mute buttons.
The device is packed with an HD camera and built-in camera shutter. The Echo Show 5 comes with physical switches that turns off the camera and the microphone on the smart speaker. Amazon also says it has added a privacy-oriented feature wherein you can say “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” and it will purge the audio recordings of your Alexa conversations from Amazon’s servers.
“The Echo Show 5 now makes it easier and more affordable to have a smart display in every home,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India. The Echo Show 5 will work seamlessly with all the Alexa-enabled smart home devices, and also comes with support for Alexa skills that are available to any other Alexa smart speaker.
The Echo Show 5 will be available in black and white colours at Rs. 8,999. Pre-order starts on Wednesday whereas shipping would be started in July.