Amazon’s cheapest Alexa device is the Echo Dot that it last updated back in September 2016. It hasn’t released a successor since then but it appears that the company might do that this year. Images have surfaced online of a device that’s claimed to be the new Amazon Echo Dot and they show that the company has made considerable changes to the device.
The images show that Amazon has made noticeable changes to the design of the Echo Dot. The third-generation of this product may not have the glossy black plastic and flat top of the existing models.
It seems to have a softer and more rounded design. It appears to have fabric running around the side as well which makes it appear somewhat similar to the Google Home Mini. The four physical buttons at the top are there where one would expect them on an Echo Dot and so is the round LED that’s a signature design element of Amazon’s Echo devices.
Amazon often announces new Echo devices in September so it’s possible that this new device may be launched in a little over a month. Amazon hasn’t said anything about a new Echo Dot at this point in time so it’s difficult to claim right now whether or not the company will be raising the price of this product as well.