Amazon’s Touchscreen Echo Renders Leaked, Available In Two Colors

Amazon’s Touchscreen Echo Renders Leaked, Available In Two Colors

Amazon is apparently working on a touchscreen Echo device, which we first learned about thanks to a report from CNET. The rumors are starting to gain some credibility, as we now have a chance to see some alleged renders of the device.

Yesterday, AFTVnews leaked some rather low-quality images of a device they purport to be the touchscreen Amazon Echo. Later on that same day, Evan Blass, a famous leaker from VentureBeat, shared his own high resolution images of the same device. These images clearly show two things – the device will be available in two colors and will also have Alexa integration. Users will be able to issue voice commands to speak to Alexa as usual, but this time can see information on the device’s screen.

Black variant:

White variant:

Alexa is a voice-command service developed by Amazon. It’s a direct competitor to Google Assistant. Users will be able to check the news, a weather forecast, or play music using voice commands. The render suggests that some sort of the messaging application is kept in the top-right corner. It’s safe to assume that the touchscreen will add video playback support to Alexa.

The new Amazon Echo will also sport a camera at the top, so there is a big chance that the device will offer video calls. The camera can also be utilized as a selfie shooter, we presume. We don’t have any details about the hardware components used in the device as of yet.

There is no mention of the release date, but these seemingly accurate renders may suggest that the unveiling is near.

Source: @evleaks

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