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Amazon updates Echo Show 8, Echo Show 5 with new cameras and more colors

The retail giant also introduces a new Echo Show 5 Kids.

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Amazon on Wednesday unveiled updated versions of its Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 smart display devices, as well as an all new kids edition of the Echo Show 5. 

The new Show 5, which costs $85, includes a new blue color model and a higher resolution camera with double the pixels. The company also announced its new $95 Echo Show 5 Kids, a kid-friendly version of the Echo Show 5 which comes with one year of Amazon Kids+ service and a two-year replacement guarantee. 

The new Show 8, which costs $130, will now come with a wide-angle camera that keeps the video caller centered and in-frame, a feature similar to that of the Show 10, although the wide-angle means there's no need for the screen to physically move. 

Notably, the new versions of the Show 8 and Show 5 released today cost more than versions currently in stores, and industry-wide price drops are routinely expected in June as Amazon Prime Day draws near.  

The new devices are available today and will start shipping next month, Amazon said. 

More to come.