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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) with 13MP camera launched in India: price, specifications

Highlights

  • Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) has launched in India
  • It features a large 8-inch HD display and a 13MP camera
  • It has stereo speakers and multi-layer privacy features

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) has launched in India today. It has arrived as the successor to the original Echo 8 that debuted in February last year in India.

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The new Echo Show 8 features an HD display measuring 8-inches, and it offers stereo audio output. It also features an improved camera. These features make it possible for the Echo Show 8 to use a personal entertainment device to watch favourite TV shows and movies available on Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. In addition, the smart display can be used for video calls, as a smart home hub, and as a security camera for monitoring the home.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) specifications and features

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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) has an 8-inch HD touchscreen and a 13MP camera

The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) has an 8-inch HD touchscreen display. It has a 13-megapixel camera that comes with features like a built-in cover, pan, and zoom. Apart from using it for making video calls, it can be used to remotely monitor the room through the Alexa app or other Echo Show devices. It is powered by the MediaTek MT8183 chipset.

The Alexa assistant comes with support for English and Hindi languages on the Echo Show 8. The smart screen can be used to manage compatible smart home devices such as smart lights, security cameras, smart plugs, and so on through voice commands or an intuitive user interface.

For enhanced audio output, it comes with a pair of neodymium speakers with a passive bass radiator. In terms of connectivity, it comes with support for dual-band Wi-Fi. The retail package of the device includes a 30W power adapter.

The company claims that the Echo Show 8 (2nd generation) offers robust security. It only streams the voice of the user to the cloud after it detects the “Alexa” wake word. It allows users to view and delete voice recordings. There is a dedicated button on the device for turning off the microphone. Users can also close the camera with the built-in cover when it is not in use.

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) price in India and availability

The Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) is priced at Rs 13,999 n India. For a limited period, it can be purchased at a discounted price of Rs 11,499. The smart display can be bought in two colours such as black and white.

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