New Amazon Echo smart speaker with display leaks in high-resolution image


Late last month, we passed along the news that Amazon is preparing a successor to the Echo smart speaker. The next-generation gadget was said to feature a video screen, making it quite unlike anything else on the market right now. It looks like those rumors may pan out, for a high-resolution render depicting the purported hi-tech intercom appeared online, confirming the intel.

Unfortunately, there are no details to accompany the leaked image. We can see that the display shows the time, weather, and your schedule. It also invites you to issue voice commands for Alexa, such as "What's on my calendar?" We suppose a screen can provide plenty of value to a smart device with a built-in AI voice assistant that's under ongoing intense development. But we'll have to see it in action to get a proper understanding for its potential.

One thing is for sure, though – a display will certainly differentiate the next Echo speaker from competitors like Google Home and Microsoft's upcoming Invoke. It will help Amazon maintain a technological advantage, even if the competition's AI platforms grow smarter than Alexa in the meantime.

We'll serve more information about the speaker as it becomes available. Until then, that's all there is to report for now.

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source: SlashLeaks

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8 Comments

1. Neoberry99

Posts: 79; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

Looks nice.

2. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Welcome back to 1980

5. Unordinary unregistered

Was gonna say.. looks kinda silly

6. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Reminds me of an old school Mac...I quite like it. They could have followed recent design trends and shaved off bezel to make room for a larger screen...but other than that, it looks nice.

7. Unordinary unregistered

Reminds me of one of them anti fog shower mirrors with FM radio and a soap tray, lol

3. irossdrummer

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

By then it's not even a speaker anymore lol

4. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Amazon is killing it with these smart speakers. Bet they wish they had ventured into this turf ages ago and that the embarrassment known as the Fire Phone had never even been thought of.

8. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Looke more a tablet than smart speaker.

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