- FrAndroid released an exclusive story on what a leaker claims to be photos of an unreleased Amazon Echo Dot.
- The source claims the Dot is currently being tested by Amazon employees, and will be part of the third generation of Amazon Echo devices.
- The source also claims that the sound no longer comes from the top of the device, as it did with previous Echo Dots, and there is a mesh-like fabric around the edge of the device.
A French website has posted photos of what it claims to be an unreleased version of a new Amazon Echo Dot.
FrAndroid, a French news site, says the alleged new Echo Dot has been improved for the third generation, after not seeing much change in the second generation.
The photos were provided to FrAndroid by a source who claims the unreleased Dots are being tested by Amazon employees. There’s no confirmation that this is a legitimate leak, so these images should not be immediately assumed to be real. Take everything with a grain of salt.
The most prominent potential change is the addition of the mesh-like fabric on the sides of the device – and the source said the sound no longer comes from the top of the Echo Dot, as it did with previous versions. The sub-optimal sound quality of Echo Dot devices has been a concern with consumers in the past.
The top four buttons are consistent with previous Amazon Echo devices, but the mute button appears to be different than what’s included on the second-generation Echo Dot. Instead of a microphone with a slash through it, sa the previous Dot has, this button appears to have a circle with a slash through it, which is the button that’s included on the newer Amazon Echo Spot devices – used to both mute sound and turn off the camera. If this is a legitimate leak, it could be a sign that Amazon is moving toward making that mute button universal.
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