Amazon Working on High-End Echo to Compete With Apple HomePod

Posted on July 12, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Amazon with 12 Comments

Amazon is reportedly working on a powerful new Echo speaker that will allow the company to get into the premium sound market. Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon is building a new Echo that will offer premium sound.

The new device will compete with the likes of Apple’s HomePod, Google Home Max, and Sonos One. Although Amazon’s regular Echo and Echo Plus speakers do offer decent sound, they are nowhere near the upper end of the market. People have been asking for an Echo with better sound quality for a long while, and Amazon might finally deliver on those needs.

The new device is being built by Amazon’s research and development arm Lab126, and it apparently features at least four tweeters. It’s also wider than the current Echo in terms of design, which makes sense because it will include a lot more components that aren’t seen on the regular Echos.

Amazon will also introduce a new Hi-Fi option for Amazon Music which will work well with this new premium Echo. It’s unclear exactly when Amazon plans to introduce the new Echo, but we will probably see it sometime this Fall, which is when the company is also expected to introduce minor updates for the rest of the Echo line.

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