Amazon Echo Show 5: release date and all you need to know

Amazon is releasing a brand new and compact Echo Show device this month! Here's all the important deets you need to know, including how to be the first to get your hands on it

Amazon Echo Show 5

In the market for a new smart home device? Or just feeling nosy and want to see what all the fuss is about? Whatever, we've got the down-low on all things Echo Show 5, including the date of its release, its new (and cool) features, the price and much more.

Similar to the Echo Show 2nd Generation, which by the way, we've reviewed and given four and a half stars out of five to (if you're interested, have a look), the Echo Show 5 is a compact version, ideal for your kitchen counter or bedside table.

ECHO SHOW 5 – WHEN DOES IT LAUNCH?

Due to launch to both Amazon UK and US customers on the 26th June 2019, the Echo Show 5 will be available for free delivery or click & collect. For UK customers, you can pay £4.49 and receive it on launch day when you pre-order.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Coming in at just £79.99 in the UK or $84.99 in the US, the Echo Show 5 is a budget option for those who want a smart device with a touch screen but don't want to blow the budget. It could also make an ideal gift!

If you're not that fussed on getting your hands on the product as soon as it launches and you can wait until Amazon Prime Day in mid-July, you may be able to score the Echo Show 5 for a much cheaper price. Just saying. 

Bookmark our Amazon Prime Day 2019 page now to ensure you don't miss out on a thing.

WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?

There are several features which make it different from the Echo Show 2nd Generation, the first being its screen size. The Echo Show 5 is compact and features a screen which is just 5.5in, whereas the Echo Show 2nd Generation's screen is almost double the size, at 10in. It's also worth noting that the Echo Show 5 is just 410 grams, while the 2nd generation one is a huge 1.7kg, making it ideal for smaller homes and rooms, for the elderly as it's easier to pick up, and for students' rooms.

You can also personalise this model a tad more than the other: the clock face can be changed to suit the style of your home, whether it be modern, a child-friendly clock face or minimalist. You can also choose from several fun clock face designs.

Our favourite feature on the new device is the ambient sunrise lighting feature. Essentially, it turns your device into a wake up light to help you start your day on the right note. 

Lastly, unlike other smart home devices, the Echo Show 5 is designed around your privacy. For those who want to display it on their bedside but also don't want a camera staring at them while they sleep, there's now a built-in shutter to cover the camera for peace of mind. There's also a microphone button to stop Alexa from listening – the Echo Show 2nd Generation has that too.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Weight: 410 grams
  • Dimensions: 14.8 x 8.6 x 7.3cm
  • Screen size: 5.5 in 
  • Speaker size: Full range 1.65 built-in speaker; 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included)
  • Camera quality: 1 MP
  • Included in the box: Echo Show 5, power adaptor (15W)/cable (1.5 m), Quick Start Guide and Things to Try card

HOW CAN I BE THE FIRST TO BUY?

Click the link below to pre-order the Amazon Echo Show 5 so you'll be one of the first to own it once launched.

In other exciting news, we think we've leaked the date of Amazon Prime Day 2019, so if you're after a deal then head over to our Amazon Prime Day 2019 hub page for everything we know right now.