Amazon mentioned to be launching new Echo speaker with premium sound subsequent 12 months

Amazon is reportedly trying to supply an Echo that extra immediately competes with high-end audio system just like the Sonos line of gadgets or Apple’s HomePod, based on a new report from Bloomberg. The speaker ought to be launched someday subsequent 12 months, based on the sources cited within the report, and can be considerably wider than the present Echo fashions (maybe extra akin to the Echo Sub, pictured above), packing in 4 separate tweeters to assist increase the sound high quality.

It will, after all, additionally supply entry to the corporate’s Alexa voice assistant, which is what has propelled Echo to its present degree of success. Bloomberg notes that it’s additionally prone to work higher for the high-fidelity audio model of Amazon’s music streaming service that has beforehand been reported to be within the works.

This might make for an fascinating working relationship with a few of Amazon’s present companions, together with Sonos, because it appears like this can be a direct competitor. Newer Sonos audio system, together with the Sonos One and Sonos Beam, help Alexa voice instructions out of the field. While each Echo gadgets and Sonos help multi-room streaming and speaker grouping, Sonos has at all times had far superior audio high quality when in comparison with the Echo {hardware} – albeit at a premium value.

Sonos, in the meantime, is gearing up with Ikea to launch audio system powered by its expertise, with the Symfonisk line that’s set for launch in August. Smart audio system are a busy area with some huge cash and curiosity from many corporations large and small, however Amazon has so much working in its favor if it could actually additionally produce one thing that wins on high-quality audio at an affordable value.

If high-quality sound isn’t all that vital to you, Amazon can be apparently working on a home robot equipped with Alexa on board.