Amazon has announced it’s hosting an event for its devices, services, and Ring products that’ll take place on Wednesday, September 28
At the time of writing, Amazon had announced that it would conduct an event for its devices, services, and Ring products on September 28 at 12 PM ET/5 PM BST (2 AM AEST, September 29). The occurrence is not entirely unexpected. Around this time every year, Amazon frequently announces new products; similar events are planned for 2020 and 2021. According to its past performance, we can anticipate the retail behemoth to introduce new models of its best smart speaker line, the Amazon Echo, and given that it’s called the Amazon Echo by name, we assume we’ll also witness the introduction of a new best video doorbell or best home security camera.
It might also give us a sign of the kinds of deals we can anticipate seeing at its Prime Early Access Sale (also known as Prime Day 2), which will take place in October and serve as a lead-up to its Black Friday 2022 sale. For instance, if Amazon releases a new Echo Dot, the older ones would likely be heavily discounted during the next sale. Although Amazon has not stated specifically what it will be displayed, we can make some educated assumptions.
The Amazon Echo Show lineup as a whole received an update during the Amazon event in 2021, with the introduction of the Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), and Amazon Echo Show 15. Similar to last year, we anticipate additional announcements from Echo this year, but for its more conventional smart speakers. New variants of the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot are unquestionably due in 2020. Depending on how you want to look at it, these replaced their predecessors after only a year, making some new versions already a year behind schedule. A new Echo and Echo Dot would also make sense, given that Amazon frequently announces new Echo models at these events, as we have seen in the past.
Given that Amazon specifically mentioned Ring while describing the details of their event on September 28, we will likely also hear an announcement on Ring in addition to Echo. There are a number of Ring’s products that haven’t been updated in a while, so the security firm, owned by Amazon, may release a lot of new items. It’s also likely that Blink, Amazon’s other security startup, will introduce new goods even though we haven’t heard anything about a Blink launch to date. We’ll just have to wait and see if Amazon decides to sucker us all in with a brand-new Echo, Ring, or Blink device. Really, there haven’t been any leaks or cues to let us know.