The Amazon Prime Day 2021 is getting closer and closer and shortly before that, Amazon brings a new edition of the Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 (2nd generation). In the second generation of both models, Amazon is optimizing the communication functions.
2nd generation Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 get better cameras
Amazon today announced a remake of the existing Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 devices. The new second generation devices can be ordered immediately, with delivery one month later.
According to Amazon, the use of video telephony with Amazon Alexa has tripled compared to the previous year, which is why the communication functions of the new Echo Show devices have been optimized. The cameras in both models have been improved, and Echo Show 8 also supports digital zooming and panning. In addition, users can securely access the camera to remotely look around the home.
The new Echo Show 8 has a vivid 8-inch HD display with adaptive color adjustment, a powerful one 13 megapixel camera (previously 1-MP) with integrated camera cover, a new octa-core processor and stereo speakers for clear and balanced sound. For video calls pans and zooms the camera automatically and keeps everyone in the picture. The new Echo Show 5 doesn’t get quite that much. There is “only” one in the new model 2 megapixel camera installed.
The Echo Show 5 will be available in 3 color variants (anthracite, blue and white), the Echo Show 8 in only two variants (anthracite and sandstone). The new Show 5 will be available at launch for 84.99 euros, the Show 8 for 129.99 euros.
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