Amazon has launched its Echo Pop smart speakers in India, after it was introduced last month. The new Echo comes in a semi-sphere form factor, and the custom-designed front-facing directional speaker promise loud sound, balanced bass and crisp vocals.
It has Alexa in English, Hindi and Hinglish so that you can ask it to play music, track cricket scores, control smart lights and plugs, set alarms, reminders etc. Amazon said that the AZ2 Neural Edge processor in the Echo Pop offers faster responses for requests to Alexa.
You can voice control smart lights, ACs, TVs, geysers and also extend the experience to non-smart appliances using smart plugs. Similar to other Echo devices, this is also designed with customer privacy in mind and include multiple layers of privacy controls, and include a microphone on/off button and the ability to view and delete voice recordings.
Quick specifications: Echo Pop
- 1.95″ Front-firing speaker, Lossless High Definition
- Hands-free with Alexa
- Built-in mic off button
- In-app privacy control
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh, and Matter
- Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support
- Dimensions: 99 mm x 83 mm x 91 mm; Weight: 196g
Pricing and availability
The Amazon Echo Pop comes in new Green and Purple, in addition to White and Black, and is priced at Rs. 4999. It is available from Amazon.in online as well as offline stores such as Croma, Reliance Digital, Poorvika, and Amazon devices kiosks across India.
Commenting on the launch, Parag Gupta, Director and Country Manager for Amazon Devices India, said:
Echo Pop is a combination of powerful audio, full capabilities of Alexa, and a stylish design. With this latest smart speaker, we have amped up innovation in design to offer more options to customers. Aesthetics have become an integral part of our choices today and customers have always appreciated the audio experience of Echo smart speakers. We look forward to customer feedback on Echo Pop’s new design and audio, and hope that it will add more colour, fun and entertainment to their homes.