“The Echo Show 2nd Gen is expected to be priced over Rs 20,000”
Amazon is set to launch the Echo Show and Echo Input in India on the 17th of January. And although the pricing structure hasn’t been revealed, Mysmartprice citing a trusted source, claims that it will cost more than Rs 20,000, although in the US the device is currently retailing for $229.99 (Rs 16,200 approx.). The e-commerce giant announced the 2nd Gen Echo Show in their home country back in October and since then it has become one of the best smart speakers in the market. It features an updated design as well as a large 10.1-inch touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution.
Amazon has equipped it with dual 2″ neodymium drivers and a passive bass radiator and claim that its dual 10W speakers and Dolby processing deliver room-filling sound. In addition to multimedia, Echo Show also features a built-in smart home hub that can be used to control all your smart home appliances with just voice inputs. Plus with Alexa on board you can do many other things such as watching movies and TV shows on Prime video and making calls etc.
However, Echo Input will be Amazon’s budget offering and should become the more popular choice among Indian users. It can be connected to any regular speaker via Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio cable, post which all of Alexa’s functionalities get enabled and can be used to control the speakers as well as other smart home stuff. The Amazon Echo Input supports dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac networks as well as Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and is expected to retail at Rs 4,999.