Amazon’s new Echo Show 8 arrives next month for $149

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Amazon kicked off today’s Fall Devices Event with an update to its Echo Show 8. The small smart screen features smart home hub functionality and improved audio quality. The latter arrives by way of “custom-built spatial audio processing technology.”

“We’ve also added room adaption technology that senses the acoustics of the space and then fine-tunes playback for optimal sound,” departing hardware head Dave Limp noted during the event.

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The device has been redesigned, as well. It’s a fairly minimalistic deice, with a front facing camera up top and a physical switch to turn off the microphone.  A new proximity sensor, meanwhile, automatically adjusts the size of images and text, based on how close or far you are

The new Echo Show 8 is up for preorder today and starts shipping at some point in October for $149.

Read more about Amazon's Fall Event on TechCrunch

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