Amazon has just launched its latest Echo lineup in the Indian market. This announcement comes right after the company revealed its new Echo device lineup for the global market at a launch event in Seattle. Amazon is launching three devices, the new Echo Dot, Echo Plus, and the Echo Sub in India.
Amazon India has maintained the prices of the Echo Dot and Echo Plus at Rs 4,499 and Rs 14,999 respectively when compared to the previous generation to ensure that users don’t end up paying more for new devices. The third and new offering by the company, the Echo Sub has been priced at Rs 12,999.
All three devices will be available for pre-order on Amazon India starting today. Amazon Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping next month, while the Echo Sub will start shipping “later this year”. These three devices will join the existing Echo family that includes Amazon Echo and Echo Spot. Jayshree Gururaj, the Director of Amazon Devices issued a statement adding, “We want you to have access to Alexa everywhere—in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or the office.”
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Gururaj went on to add, “We are excited today to expand the number of ways customers can use Alexa in their homes to make their lives more convenient — whether it’s asking for the day’s highlights in the morning, listening to music in the evening.”
Talking about the changes in the new generation of devices when compared to the previous generation, Amazon Echo Dot will come with a new fabric design, and improves the sound.
The Echo Dot will come in new curved shape along with the fabric finish, and users can get the device in three colors that include Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone.
Moving to the Echo Plus, the device will come with in-built Zigbee smart home hub so that users can easily pair it with compatible smart home devices. Users can do the pairing process without any additional hubs and apps. Amazon has also added a new 3-inch Neodymium woofer along with increased back volume for stronger bass in the Echo Plus. It is also available in the fabric design along with Sandstone, Heather Gray, and Charcoal colors.
Amazon Echo Sub is a wireless subwoofer that can increase the bass to enrich the music listening experience for users on existing on new Echo devices. Users can connect it with compatible Eco devices to even create a 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. Similar to all existing Echo devices, these new devices can also be controlled using Alexa voice commands.