Just a few days ago, we got the news that Amazon is launching the Echo Look, a virtual style assistant to help us make better fashion choices and now a new image has surfaced that has turned our heads. We are all aware of the Amazon Echo that’s been making headlines for the past year. The wireless Bluetooth speaker is a pioneer of its kind and provided us with a portable and accessible music platform. Now, there’s something even better.
Just three days ago, AFTVnews posted on their website and twitter account a leaked, low-resolution image of Amazon’s new Echo device code-named ‘Knight’. A few hours later, Evan Blass from the Venturebeat Company reposted the tweet with a larger, clearer image of the new device.
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) May 5, 2017
Here’s what we know till now – The new Amazon device will be powered by Alexa digital voice assistant and have a front facing camera. It will also host an inbuilt touch screen, something unlike any other Echo device we have seen. There were rumors back in November 2016 about the possible introduction of a large touch screen display for the Echo speakers but last week the leaked image just confirmed that.
We can also judge by the picture that the display touch-screen will be about 7 inches with quite a different design than its predecessor. The design of the body is quite different from the Amazon Echo; the new Knight model has lost all its curves and has become smarter and rectangular in style.
There have been other guesses based on the leaked image. AFTV news has been quoted to have said, “It looks like the device is angled upwards slightly. This would allow it to be used while standing above it if, for example, it were sitting on a countertop.”
Also from the image we can assume the new Echo device might even have video calling features since it has a front facing camera on the top. However, the camera could merely be used to take pictures and not make calls. There have also been rumors of the new Knight device to have the option of online shopping which will definitely elevate the device to a whole different level than its competitors in the market.
We can obviously expect the speakers to be of a better than ever quality and there might be changes in the operating system. The previous Echo model runs the Amazon Fire OS system, but there might be a newer version with the Amazon Knight.
The price of the Amazon Knight is expected to be between US $200 to $300. Also, the codename Knight will probably be changed when it launches in a few months.