Amazon unveiled the fifth-generation Echo Dot device on Thursday in India, with enhanced audio, motion-detecting skills, a temperature sensor, and touch gesture controls. The device can understand Hindi, English, and Hinglish, and all can be used with the smart speaker.
In addition to having free and paid music streaming services like Spotify, Hungama, Amazon Prime Music, JioSaavan, Apple Music, and others, The Echo Dot is a Bluetooth-compatible device, allowing users to play music from their cellphones on it as well.
The fifth-generation Echo Dot incorporates an accelerometer that allows tap gesture controls to pause and restart music, turn off timers, or end Alexa-to-Alexa calls. The “AZ 2 Neural Edge processor” is powering it.
With in-built ultrasonic motion detection and a temperature sensor, Echo Dot is able to actively do home tasks; it can build up smart home schedules with suitable equipment to automatically turn on the light of the room by only opening the front door, and it can also automatically switch on AC if the room gets too warm.
The on/off switch for the microphone and the ability to examine and remove voice recordings are both included in Echo devices.
Between March 2 and March 4, 2023, Amazon will offer the Amazon Echo Dot 5th generation for an introductory price of $4,999 through Amazon and other mainstream retail outlets.
According to Parag Gupta, the director and country manager of Amazon Devices India, “We have now improved the sound system and added gesture recognition and temperature sensors to the speaker system.”