Amazon challenges Google with smaller, cheaper Echo Show
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By Karissa Bell
The company just unveiled its new Echo Show 5, a smaller and cheaper version of its Echo Show speaker. The $89.99 device is available for pre-order now and will start shipping In June.
With the new model, Amazon has given its camera-enabled speaker a significant cut in size and price. While the previous version of the Echo Show had a 10-inch display and cost $229.99, the latest version is just 5.5 inches, and costs less than $100.
In addition to the smaller screen, Amazon has made a few other changes to the design of the Echo Show 5. The bezels appear to be a bit slimmer, and the camera has moved from the center to the top right side of the speaker. The camera and microphone also come with a physical shutter switch, a privacy feature likely intended to make people more comfortable with the camera-enabled speaker.
The company also announced a new privacy-centric feature that will be available to all Alexa users: the ability to more easily delete your voice recordings. Beginning today, you can say