Amazon Echo Show: all you need to know about Amazon's touchscreen Echo

Alexa's new buddy can do everything Amazon Echo does, plus new video features

Amazon Echo Show specs

Size: 7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm)

Weight: 41.0 oz. (1170 grams)

Display: 7" touchscreen

CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350

Camera: 5MP

Wi-Fi: Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz)

Audio: Dual 2-inch stereo speakers

Amazon has revealed a new device in the Amazon Echo family. Amazon Echo Show is a touchscreen version of Amazon Echo, again featuring Alexa.

Amazon Echo Show is currently up for pre-order on Amazon.com for the price of $229.99. It's not been announced for the UK as yet. 

A pre-order launch deal is also currently being run where if you buy two Echo Show at once you save $100 on the total cost. To claim this deal you need to enter the code "Show2Pack" at checkout.

Headline new features include the ability to act as a digital photo frame, with the Echo Show pulling any pictures stored on a user's Prime Photos account, showing a song's lyrics on screen when a track is being played with Amazon Music, relaying video feeds from any connected security cameras, and in what will no doubt be the biggest sell to many, access to video and voice calls. 

Here's the Amazon Echo Show's introductory video, which shows off some of its new features and functionality: 

Amazon Echo Show features

With Amazon Echo Show anyone can make or receive calls through the device providing that they have the Alexa app installed, with a new feature called "Drop In" allowing designated friends and family to make a call at any time even on a friend's system.

Asides from the new 7-inch touchscreen, technically the device is largely similar to the Amazon Echo, however, the Echo Show has eight microphones instead of 7, as well as a pair of two-inch speakers in the bottom frame and a five-megapixel front-facing camera.

Pre-orders of the new Amazon Echo Show are set to ship June 28th to US residents. 

The device is set to launch in the UK at a later date. We'd have thought the UK price will be around £220.

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