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Amazon Upgrades Its Echo Show Smart Displays

Posted May 12, 2021 | Amazon | Echo Show | smart home | Windows


Amazon today announced new versions of its Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 smart displays and introduced a new Echo Show 5 Kids edition.

“Customers love using Echo Show to stay in touch and in the past year have made nearly three times the number of video calls than the year prior,” Amazon senior vice president Tom Taylor says. “With these new Echo Show devices, we focused on communications, bringing a powerful camera and digital pan and zoom capabilities to the new Echo Show 8, upgrading the Echo Show 5 camera, and adding new AR effects to make video calls more fun and engaging.”

The new Echo Show 8 features an 8-inch display as before, but it gains a 13 MP front-facing camera with a built-in shutter that can keep video call participants centered if they move around or more people join. It also features a new octa-core processor and dual stereo speakers, and a new shared home screen, and retails for $129.99.

The new Echo Show 5 features a 5.5-inch display as before, and it now comes in three colors, Charcoal, Glacier White, and the new Deep Sea Blue. It features an upgraded HD camera twice the resolution, and it retails for $84.99.

The all-new Echo Show 5 Kids costs $94.99 and comes in a fun new design. It offers personalization capabilities, access to Amazon Kids+ via a free one-year subscription, and a two-year worry-free guarantee. “If it breaks,” Amazon says, “return it, and Amazon will replace it for free.”

The three new Echo Show smart displays can be preordered today and will begin shipping next month.

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