Amazon introduced a new generation of Echo show-8 on Wednesday and added another Alexa-based device to its list of AI devices. The new Echo show 8 received a major upgrade in terms of the camera. Apart from this, there are some minor hardware updates on the new device to improve its features and quality.
New features of Echo 8 (2nd gen)
Amazon has launched the new generation of Echo show-8, with new features and quality such as an 8.0-inch HD display with good picture quality. The picture quality is good enough to watch content on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and other OTT platforms. It is perfect for keeping in the kitchen to watch and learn new recipes from YouTube tutorial videos.
The device features good stereo sound quality, and it is perfect for bedside tables to deliver amazing audio output. Users can ask Alexa to play their favourite songs anytime they want on Spotify, JioSaavn, Amazon Prime Music, Gaana, and other apps.
Moving further, the device contains an upgraded 13MP camera that can be used for video calls. Users can ask Alexa to call their family and friends who either have the Alexa app or an Echo device at home. Users can also view their room remotely from their mobile to check up on their kids and parents at home. Apart from that, the device can automatically zoom to keep the user in the frame. Also, the display of the device comes with built-in shutters for privacy purposes. The Echo 8 also contains a physical button on it for turning off the mic and camera.
Users can ask Alexa for the latest news updates, weather details, and many more details like other Echo devices. Users can record and delete their sound recording from the device as well as users can also record videos from the device.
Echo 8 (2nd gen) can also control all the IoT-enabled gadgets in your homes, such as air conditioners, lights, cameras, television, and many more, by giving voice commands to Alexa.
The price of the new Amazon Echo 8 (2nd gen) is Rs 13,999. But you can get it for rupees 11,499 from Amazon’s e-commerce platform for a limited period.
This is another addition to Amazon’s long list of AI devices. Users have like Alexa from the beginning and with these new features, the fanbase of Alexa is likely to grow even more.