Amazon Launches 5th Gen Echo Dot in India: Redesigned Audio Architecture, Ultrasound Motion Detection, New Tap Gesture Controls, and More

Key Highlights

  • Redesigned audio architecture: clearer vocals and deeper bass than the previous generations
  • Ultrasound Motion Detection: Turn on compatible lights upon entering the room
  • In-built ambient temperature sensor for smart home routines
  • New tap gesture controls: Tap to pause or resume music and snooze the alarm

Amazon announces the all-new Echo Dot 5th Gen as a part of Alexa’s fifth Anniversary in India. The newly introduced smart speaker comes with redesigned audio architecture, features a custom full-range driver, and the highest excursion speaker for clear vocals and up to double the bass of the previous generation.

5th Gen Echo Dot

The speaker now uses Ultrasound Motion Detection, wherein you can automate your day by creating smart home routines such as having Alexa turn on compatible lights or play music when you enter the room. The new Echo Dot also has an in-built temperature sensor that can sense room temperature.

You can use this feature to set up various routines, such as automatically turning on compatible AC when it gets too warm inside or turning it off when it gets too cold. Furthermore, the Echo Dot 5th Gen has an accelerometer that enables tap gesture controls, and let’s you pause and resume music, dismiss timers or end Alexa-to-Alexa calls by simply tapping the top of the device.

5th Gen Echo Dot Colors

The Amazon Echo Dot 5th Gen is priced at ₹5,499 and is offered in three colors – Black, Blue, & White. It will be available at an introductory price of ₹4,999 during Alexa’s anniversary celebrations on 2nd, 3rd & 4th March’23 on Amazon India, and online and offline stores of Croma, Reliance Digital, Poorvika, and others.

5th Gen Echo Dot Specifications

  • 1.73-inch (44 mm) front-firing speaker, Lossless High Definition
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi, 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh, Bluetooth A2DP
  • Action Button, Volum Up/Down Button, Mic Off Switch
  • Dimensions: 100 x 100 x 89 mm
  • Weight: 304 grams
  • In the Box: Echo Dot, 15W Power Adapter, and Quick Start Guide

“The new Echo Dot advances our best-selling Echo line of products. We have upgraded the audio experience and brought motion detection and temperature sensors to the smart speaker. Customers have loved our Echo smart speakers, and I am certain the new Echo Dot will delight customers, and enhance their entertainment and smart home experiences”. said, Parag Gupta, Director, and Country Manager for Amazon Devices India.

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