Amazon is quite gung ho about the Alexa powered Echo devices market in India and keeps introducing its latest products to the Indian market. The latest to join its wide portfolio of Echo Smart devices here is the Echo Show 8 which has been priced at Rs 8,999. It will start shipping from Feb 24 So what does Echo Show 8 offer? Here is a quick rundown.
Everything You need to know about the Echo Show 8
The Echo Show 8 has an 8-inch display and find a middle ground between the Echo Show 5 with its a 5-inch display and the larger Echo Show having a 10-inch display. It has an HD display with a 1200×800 pixels resolution. It weighs 1037 gram. It’s available in black and white colour variants with a textured fabric clothing to dress it up.
The Echo Show 8 has a 1MP front camera for video calling. In case you are worried about the security aspects of the camera, then there is a camera shutter on/off physical toggle. There is also a mic on/off in case you want to keep it quiet. There are a total of 4 mics for the Echo to communicate with us.
So why would you want an Echo Show to begin with? The Show range of Echo devices has a display so you can watch movies and TV shows. It supports streaming apps like Amazon Prime vide, Voot and Apple music. With Alexa, of course, you can talk to the Echo Show like other Echo devices and gets answers to your queries, ask Alexa to share a joke or stories and even order on Amazon via the device and voice commands.
If your friends have Echo devices or Alexa app or on Skype, you can initiate video calling via the Echo Show with its 1MP front-facing camera. If you have other Alexa-enable smart living devices like Smart lights, A/c with Alexa supported plugs etc, you can control via the Echo show.
The Echo Show 8 like other Echo family of devices can converse in both English and Hindi and there are over 30,000 English skills and 800 Hindi skills to make good use of.
With the Echo Show 8, Amazon now retails a trio of Show family with the Echo Show 5 priced at Rs 8,999, the new Echo Show 8 at Rs 12,999 and the larger Echo Show selling at Rs 22, 999.