The newest member of the Echo line-up features a 5.5-inch 960×480-pixels display, a 1-megapixel camera, and also a single full-range 1.65-inch speaker. The Echo Show 5 is an inexpensive alternative to the Rs. 22,999 Amazon Echo Show, which offers much of the same features and functionality as the high-end apparatus.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 will be available in two colour options – black and white. The intelligent display-cum-speaker is a lot like the Rs. 22,999 Amazon Echo Show, allowing users to communicate with Alexa, Amazon’s popular voice-based AI assistant. The 5.5-inch touchscreen on the Echo Show 5 allows users to get visual cues to Alexa’s verbal responses – that is useful for functions such as recipes, lists, or even viewing videos on the apparatus.
Like other Echo devices with displays, the Amazon Echo Show 5 may be used to stream music, place video calls, watch TV shows and films on Amazon Prime Video, control compatible smart devices, and much more. The users can activate a number of Alexa skills, which will let the Echo Show 5 be used for a number of purposes.
The Echo Show 5 is powered by a MediaTek MT8163 chipset, and links to the Web using Wi-Fi. The speaker can also be Bluetooth-enabled to be a normal wireless speaker using compatible devices such as tablets tablets, and computers. The Echo Show 5 addresses privacy issues with a button that controls a physical shutter for the front camera, together with a button that turns off the mic as well. The users will also soon be able to delete voice recordings and any Amazon recordings of what has been stated with a simple command.
The Amazon Echo Show 5 would be the most affordable of the three Echo devices with a screen available in India.