Amazon Announces Echo Show 5: Alexa On A 5.5-Inch Screen For $89.99

By Dan Anderson ● May 29, 2019
  • Amazon has announced the Echo Show 5, which is a 5.5-inch smart display device arriving in June for a price of $89.99
  • What are the Amazon Echo Show 5 specifications? This article answers that question.

Amazon has announced a new compact Echo smart display device that is arriving next month for a price of $89.99. The Show 5 has a 5.5-inch screen, a built-in camera, and a speaker. There are two color options for the Show 5 including charcoal and sandstone. And Amazon is also selling a separate $19.99 magnetic stand for tilting the device.

In terms of security and privacy, Amazon added a visible shutter switch on the device to turn off the camera. This switch visibly covers the camera.

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This is not the only smart display device that Amazon sells. It also offers the round-shaped Echo Spot device for $129.99.

Plus the Echo Show 5 also faces competition from rivals like Google and Facebook. Google sells the Nest Home Hub for $129 and the Facebook Portal is priced at $199. Soon Lenovo is going to sell an alarm clock with Google Assistant at a price of only $79.

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Amazon has also announced a new “Alexa Privacy Hub” feature, which will be available on the web and the Alexa app. This allows you have to have quick access to your privacy settings. And it will contain educational videos about how to use Alexa and it provides guidance on privacy controls.

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You can preorder the Echo Show 5 now and it will start shipping in June.

What are the Echo Show 5 specifications? Here is an overview:

Size: 5.8” x 3.4” x 2.9” (148mm x 86mm x 73mm)

Weight: 14.5 oz (410 grams) 

Display: 5.5” touchscreen

Camera: 1-megapixel with built-in shutter

Wi-Fi: Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11a/b/g/n/ac — Note: Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

Bluetooth: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Show 5 or from the Echo Show 5 to your Bluetooth speaker — Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices —  Hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are not supported.

Audio: Full range 1.65” built-in speaker and 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included)

Alexa App: Compatible

Processor: MediaTek MT 8163

Warranty: 1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranty available for U.S. customers sold separately.

Included in the box: Echo Show 5, power adapter (15W)/cable (4.9 ft.), quick start guide and Things to try card.