If you’re in the market for a new smart display, you’re in luck because Amazon has recently announced an update to its Echo Show 8 smart display. With the new update, the smart display will come with a 13MP wide-angle camera that has the ability to track you around the room, meaning that you can walk around and have a conversation instead of sitting in front of it.
While the camera is built into the device itself, how it achieves the tracking feature is through virtual panning and tilting, similar to how Facebook’s Portal display works. It might seem a bit creepy to have the camera track you, but to others it might be a useful feature to have. In addition to a camera that tracks, the updated Echo Show 8 also features an adaptive color display that parallels the ambient light in the room.
Under the hood, Amazon has given the smart display an upgrade with a new octa-core processor and dual stereo speakers. If this sounds like something you might be interested in, the new Amazon Echo Show 8 will be priced at $130. All things considered, it is actually rather affordable if you’re looking to put together a smart home system and want something that can handle video feeds from security cameras or your smart doorbell.