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) The price is $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.
One of The Verge Report According to Echo Show 8’s 13 megapixel camera 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 up 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 the 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) Priced at $85 (approximately 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 sports a 5.5-inch 960×480 pixels touch screen and also gives users access to the 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 been given a more captivating green-blue color combination. It comes with a slightly higher price tag and comes with one year of Amazon Kids Plus service and two years of warranty in the US.