Amazon is expanding its Echo product portfolio in India. The e-commerce giant recently launched the Amazon Echo Show in the country, and now in the latest move, it has launched the Amazon Echo Show 5. The Echo Show 5 is the new addition to the smart speaker with smart display lineup. Integrated with an interactive touch display, 1.65-inch full range single speaker, and a 1MP camera, the Echo Show 5 rivals other smart speakers in India, including Google Home. It has the edge over them as it has a display that enables better performance and response.
Amazon Echo Show 5 Price in India, Availability
The Amazon Echo Show 5 price in India is Rs 8,999. It has been launched in White and Black color options. The sale starts on July 18, 2019. The Echo Show 5 similar to the Echo Show that carries a price tag of Rs. 22,999. Both the smart speakers are available on Amazon.in in India.
Amazon Echo Show 5 with 5.5-inch Display, Alexa, MediaTek MT8163 chipset
The Amazon Echo Show 5 features a 5.5-inch touchscreen that displays visual cues for Alexa voice-assistant. The visual cues enable better verbal communication between the user and Alexa, even while using the device for other functions such as watching a video or browsing recipes. The Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker can play videos or movies seamlessly via Amazon Prime Video, establishing itself as an excellent entertainment device.
There is a 1MP camera on top of the device that makes it compatible for video calling. Furthermore, users can use the Echo Show 5 as a base for a variety of functions such as controlling compatible devices like smart lights and more. Also, Alexa skills can come handy as users can activate a slew of voice-activated services.
The Echo Show 5 is powered by a MediaTek MT8163 chipset with Wi-Fi connectivity. The device also has Bluetooth connectivity that allows users to use it as a conventional Bluetooth speaker too, just like Google Home. Ensuring privacy controls on the device, Amazon has integrated the Echo Show 5 with a button that puts the physical camera shutter in motion. There is also a button for turning off microphone activity. Amazon will soon allow users to delete their voice recording and any other records by giving a simple command.
Seamless Support for Music, Video, Video-calling, Monitoring House Activity
Users can summon Alexa voice-assistant on the Amazon Echo Show 5 to stream shows and movies from Amazon Prime Video, Hungama Music, and other partner apps. They can also stream music from Prime Music, Gaana, Saavn, and Hungama. Other commands include setting reminders, getting weather updates, and more. For video-calling, Skype can be used. There is also a drop-in feature that users can activate to check the activity of their kids or others using the front camera of the Echo Show device kept in the other room. The home screen on the Echo Show 5 can also be customized by using Facebook photos as screensavers or slides.