Amazon to launch new Echo products this week
You, too, may have been wondering for a long time if Amazon is hosting its annual hardware event. It seems that it will be like that and we will not have to wait long, since the company has already sent its invitations to the Devices & Services event .
The event will be held next Thursday, September 24, starting at 1:00 p.m., when it is 7:00 p.m. in Spain. Thus, it will occur on these dates as usual, but the big change is that it will be virtual (as expected) and not in the Amazon offices in Seattle.
Last year’s event introduced many new Echo devices like the Echo Studio and other more experimental products like the Echo Frames (Amazon’s smart glasses) or the Echo Loop (a smart ring).
These last two cannot be purchased (you have to make a request first and then wait for it to be accepted), but will we see the second generation in 2020? Surely yes, although the new Echo Studio will most likely arrive.
We will also see updates to Amazon’s Echo speakers, such as the Echo 4 and the Echo Dot 4. The company already has several smart displays, with 5 ”, 8” and 10 ”models. Some or all of them could be renovated.
Another of the Alexa devices that we could see the second generation of are the Echo Buds true wireless headphones . The earbuds of the first generation can be improved, both in performance and audio quality.
In contrast, the company does not usually discuss Fire tablets at its September event. Last May, the latest 8-inch tablet was announced , the Fire HD 8 Plus , which we have already been able to test at PCWorld Spain.
The event will also spend part of its time talking about Amazon services. This year, there could be talk of updates to Prime Music and Prime Video, as well as giving more details about the new Halo subscription for the new health monitor.
This year, Amazon Prime Day has been postponed and now it is rumored that it could be celebrated in the middle of October. It is possible that the company wants to match the announcement of the new devices with its day of offers and promotions.