Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) launched in India: Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Generation) has been launched in India on Wednesday. The new model is an upgrade of the Echo Show 8, which was launched by the American company in the Indian market last year. Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) comes with a better camera.
The price of Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) in the Indian market is Rs 13,999. However, currently the company is selling it for a limited period with a discount of Rs 11,499. It is available in Black and White color options. It can be purchased through Amazon.in. And with this, customers can buy smart bulbs at an additional cost of Rs 100 or smart plugs for TVs and chargers at Rs 599.
Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) sports an 8-inch adaptive color display with 1,280×800 pixel resolution. It is accompanied by 2-inch stereo speakers. The biggest change in this device compared to the previous model is the 13-megapixel camera. The new camera sensor also supports Amazon’s auto-framing feature, which helps in automatic pan and zoom.
Amazon has also given an upgraded, octa-core MediaTek MT8183 processor in the Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), with the help of which it will get better performance than the previous model. The quad core MediaTek MT8163 SoC processor was present in the previous model. However, the new Echo Show 8 does not have a 3.5mm jack. But you can use bluetooth to connect to your phone. It supports Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) to stream audio between mobile devices and the Echo Show 8.
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Apart from your phone, you can also play music in Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen) through many web services, including Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, Gaana, Hungama, Jio Saavn and Spotify. You can also ask Alexa to play your favorite shows from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. Alexa can also control video calls or your compatible smart home devices.