A few months after introducing the Echo Show 5, Amazon has added another model to its Echo Show line of smart displays.
The Amazon Echo Show 8 features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel touchscreen display, 10 watt stereo speakers, and a 1MP front-facing camera (with a shutter that covers it when it’s not in use.
The Echo Show 8 is up for pre-order starting today and it should ship November 21st.
The new model has the same screen resolution as the 10.1 inch model, but a smaller display. That means graphics will be sharper, but smaller.
Amazon’s latest smart display measures about 7.9″ x 5.4″ x 3.9″ and features four microphones on the top, along with a camera shutter button.
There’s a 3.5mm audio jack on the back in case you want to plug in headphones or another speaker.
Amazon says the Echo Show 8 supports 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth, which allows you to use it as a standalone device or as a Bluetooth speaker that can play audio from your mobile device. Or you can stream audio from the Echo Show 8 to a Bluetooth speaker.
The display is powered by the same MediaTek MT8163 processor used in the Echo Show 5, but the larger model appears to be a bit more power hungry since it comes with a 30W power adapter rather than the 15W charger that comes with the 5.5 inch model.