The latest generation of the Echo Show 8 has a renewed design. The built-in processor should offer a faster display response time compared to the previous model. According to Amazon, the Show 8 also has a clearer and more voluminous sound that optimally fills the room thanks to integrated room adjustment technology and 3D audio processing.
Video calls are also said to have been significantly improved in quality – thanks to a centrally placed 13-megapixel camera and an improved audio pipeline that is intended to minimize background noise in the home. The integrated smart home hub supports Zigbee, Thread, Bluetooth and Matter and enables easy voice control of compatible lamps, locks or sensors.
Using a technology called computer vision, the screen contents adapt depending on how close you are to the device. This way, someone across the room will see content that is easy to see from a distance, such as a short news headline or recipe recommendation. As the person approaches the device, the screen automatically switches to a more detailed view. If one (or more) visual IDs have been created, the content will also be personalized, for example by displaying a recently used playlist or personal calendar.
The adaptive content will also be available on the 2nd and 3rd generation Echo Show 8 next month and will be rolled out to other Echo Show devices early next year.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 can be pre-ordered from Amazon in white and anthracite for 169.99 euros and will be delivered from October 25th.