Amazon Echo Show 5 Launched In India, Features A 5.5 Inch Display

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Amazon Echo Show 5 Launched In India, Features A 5.5 Inch Display

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In another “silent” announcement, Amazon has unveiled its latest smart display which is the Echo Show 5. The suffix ‘5’ in the moniker probably stands for the 5.5 inch display in the device and not the chronology of generations. Speaking of which this is the third iteration of smart displays from the American company. Its predecessor was launched in the month of October 2018 and was priced at INR 22,999. The latest variant, however, is priced at a lower price point owing to the smaller display. 

Amazon Echo Show 5: Features And Specifications

Amazon Echo Show 5

The compact design factor of the Echo Show 5 indicates that the company intended the device to be meant for desk/bedside usage. The smart display has rounded edges and features a fabric finish on top. The design of the Echo Show 5 resembles that of Google’s latest smart display, the Nest Hub which was launched at the Google I/O conference 2019. However, Amazon’s smart display includes a camera, unlike the Nest Hub. An interesting feature of the device is a physical camera shutter that can be toggled with the help of a switch placed at the top. In light of rising security concerns, this is the first time that Amazon has included a camera shutter in its device. 

Amazon Echo Show 5The smart display sports an ambient lighting mode to automatically regulate the brightness as per the surroundings. Solely using voice commands, users will be able to view how-to-clips from wikiHow. Additionally, the Echo Show 5 also features a smart home dashboard that can be used to control multiple connected gadgets. The camera can be used in combination with applications such as the Arlo Baby Camera, which can be used by parents to keep an eye on their babies from a remote location. 

Amazon Echo Show 5

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In terms of security, Amazon has also announced a new privacy feature alongside the Echo Show 5 that will be pushed out to all Alexa-enabled devices. Users can simply tell the Alexa voice assistant to wipe the history on the device to delete all the stored phrases and user information. The Echo Show 5 is available for pre-order via Amazon for INR 8,999 ($ 89.99 in the United States). It is available in two colour options, Black and White. The deliveries of the smart display will commence in the month of July 2019.    

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