Amazon unveiled a brand new version of its flagship smart display the third-gen Amazon Echo Show 10 at its 2020 event. The new model has a number of updates compared to its predecessor. Amazon also introduces new features like “intelligent movement” and the ability to stream your favorite Netflix shows.
Where to Buy Amazon Echo Show 10
It also has Zigbee functionality built-in, so the device also serves as a smart home hub
The new Echo Show 10 was announced alongside a host of new Echo speakers, upgraded Fire TV Sticks, and the company’s first games streaming service, Amazon Luna.
The Amazon Echo Show 10 is the biggest in terms of sheer size, of course, with a 10.1-inch screen and rotating base and speaker unit, but it is also the biggest swing Amazon has ever taken on one of its smart speakers.
This device also utilizes its digital panning and zooming on new 13-megapixel camera to keep you in the frame when on video calls.
Amazon Echo Show 10 Key Features and Specs
- 10.1-inch HD Touchscreen
- Motorized Base
- 13MP Camera
- Alexa Voice control
- Multiple layers of privacy controls
- Built-in smart home hub: Zigbee, Bluetooth LE.
- Alexa Guard security function
- 2 Front-firing, Woofer
The Amazon Echo Show 10 2020 model looks a little like a mini Echo Studio. According to the company the device is built with “sustainable materials,” which includes 100 percent post-consumer-recycled fabric, 100 percent recycled die-cast aluminum, and 30 percent post-consumer-recycled plastics.
It’s also one of the first devices to receive Amazon’s own “Climate Pledge Friendly” badge. It comes with a movable 10-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1200 x 800 pixel positioned on the front and a rotating base and speaker unit.
The rotating base allows the screen to follow you as you move around preparing meals, get ready for the day, do the dishes, or whatever else you’re doing in the kitchen, you don’t have to keep going back to see what’s on the display; it’s just always there in view.
This display is perched on a motorized base that swivels around automatically whenever you interact with the device. You can also manually tilt the screen at any time by sliding that shutter closed, adjusting settings on-device or in the Alexa app, or just by saying, “Alexa, turn off motion.”
On the front of the display, there is a 13MP camera, which comes with a manual cover with auto-framing and motion keeps you front and center.
The device control for camera and mic on/off buttons and volume up / down buttons for privacy purposes is found on the top of the display.
Furthermore, the cylindrical build and wraparound grille at the back of the display is the speaker which is far bigger than the built-in speakers found in previous Echo Show models. While the bottom of the speaker/base hosts a power port.
The Amazon Echo Show 10 comes with Alexa as its digital assistant which allows you to control your other smart home devices, including your smart lights, smart security cameras, and smart locks with your voice.
You can also ask Alexa to play your favorite shows, music, and podcasts from Prime Video, Netflix (coming soon), Amazon Music, Spotify, and more.
In addition, the Amazon Echo Show will be able to stream Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, and other streaming services, simply by asking Alexa, with the ability to search, browse, and stream the entire catalog.
Furthermore, Amazon has been adding a bunch of third-party software functionality to the Show in recent months, and the list now includes Zoom, Skype and, get this, Netflix. Those are all big wins in the era of working from home.
In addition, the Amazon Echo Show 10 (2020) is built on Amazon’s new AZ1 chip that it co-developed with MediaTek. According to the company, the processor is “purposely built for accelerating machine learning applications.” This allows the Echo Show 10 and other Echo devices to do their voice processing “on the edge” or locally, without having to rely on a cloud computer.
Audio and Camera Quality
The Amazon Echo Show 10 comes with a 13MP camera with auto-framing and motion keeps you front and center. It is designed for clear video calls via Zoom, Amazon Chime, Alexa calling, and Skype.
Furthermore, this device uses its front-facing camera to identify the shape of bodies and also used to track your movements and keep you in the center of the frame. The tracking feature can be disabled, and the camera can be concealed with a physical shutter, which we consider a must for any smart display.
The Amazon Echo Show 10 sound is better optimized to deliver premium, a directional sound that adapts to the space you’re in.
It comes also with a 2.1 speaker consisting of two 1-inch tweeters and a 3-inch woofer, coupled with automatic room-tuning features making video calls and video binges sound better than ever.
Amazon Echo Show 10 is built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a mic/camera off button and a built-in shutter to cover the camera.
You can also disable motion at any time by voice, on-device, or in the Alexa app. The processing that powers screen motion happens on the device, hence, no images or videos are sent to the cloud to provide the motion feature.
Show 10 also supports the Alexa Guard security function which will periodically pan the room to check for human shapes when you’re not home. If it detects a person when one shouldn’t be there, it will send an alert to your phone. You can also “drop-in” using the Alexa app or other Echo Show devices and spin the screen around manually to check out your home.
The Echo Show 10 doubles up as a Zigbee Hub and can work as an Amazon Sidewalk network that will let the Show 10 control smart home devices directly and act as a Sidewalk hub. For connectivity, the device comes with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connectivity option to connect with devices over the 900 MHz spectrum in the area.
Above all, the Amazon Echo Show 10 features a new low power mode that will allow it to conserve energy when it’s not being actively interacted with or used, such as overnight.
Amazon Echo Show 10 Price and Availability
Amazon Echo Show 10 price starts at around $249.99 depending on where and when you choose to purchase it. It is available at retailers like Gearbest, Banggood, AliExpress, and Amazon.
Amazon Echo Show 10 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Amazon Echo Show 10:
- Dimension (without stand): 251 x 230 x 172 mm
- Weight: 2560 g
- Display: 10.1” touchscreen. Rotating screen with manual tilt.
- Processor: MediaTek 8183 main processor plus second processor with Amazon AZ1 Neural Edge
- Smart home hub: – Zigbee + Sidewalk
- Motion: Brushless Motor +/- 175° rotation
- Voice Command: Yes, Alexa Built-in, Apple Homekit
- Generation: Echo Show (3rd Gen)
- Camera: 13MP + Shutter (Photo quality/size may vary)
- WiFi connectivity: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi networks, Also includes an 802.15.4 radio for support of smart home devices.
- Bluetooth connectivity: Yes
- Audio: 2.1 System: 2 x 1.0” tweeters and a 3.0” woofer
- System requirements: Compatible with Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices and also accessible via your web browser.
- Sensor: ALS RGB
- Warranty and service: 3-year extended warranty