Amazon has expanded its Amazon Echo smart speaker family by launching the Amazon Echo Show 5 in India. The Amazon Echo Show 5 is the trickled down version of the Amazon Echo Show that we reviewed earlier this year and it is available at a price of Rs 8,999 in the country.
Interested buyers can head out to the Amazon India platform to pre-order a unit of the Echo Show 5 in either black or in white colour variants. Amazon will then start shipping the device in the country starting July this year.
“Customers love the screen complementing Alexa on the Echo Show. The Echo Show 5 now makes it easier and more affordable to have a smart display in every home. The new form factor is perfect for a bedside table, living room side table or desk, plus it has a camera shutter for added peace of mind, and new Alexa privacy features for even more control,” Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices, India said in a statement.
As far as the features are concerned, the Amazon Echo Show 5, unlike the Amazon Echo Show that come with a 10-inch HD display, comes with a 5.5-inch with a 1MP camera with 720p HD video recording. It measures 5.8×3.4×2.9-inches and weighs just 410 grams. On the top, it has a set of controls – two for controlling volume, one for turning the mics and camera on or off and one to place a shutter on the camera. This is one major difference how the Amazon Echo Show 5 differs from the company’s smart speakers with a display – Amazon Echo Spot (REVIEW) and the Amazon Echo Show.
In terms of the audio capabilities, the Echo Show 5 features a full range 1.65-inch built in speaker and a 3.5mm stereo audio output which can be connected with external speakers using an audio cable.
The Echo Show 5, as is the case with all Amazon Echo speakers comes with built in Alexa. Users can listen to their favorite songs, watch music videos from Hungama, shows from Amazon Prime Video and short news clips from Aaj Tak and more. They can also have a video call with their family and friend with the Alexa aoo or Skype and watch a photo album from Facebook on their Amazon Echo Show 5.