(Pocket-lint) - Amazon has slashed prices on some of its Echo Show models in early Black Friday deals, meaning you can keep in touch with with friends and family really easily via Alexa Calling, while saving some big money on the hardware. 

The tiny-but-brilliant Echo Show 5 smart display will set you back just £39.99 on Amazon UK. That's a massive saving of £40 on the usual price of £79.99.

There's a discount on Amazon.com too - now $44.99, a big $45 saving.

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The Amazon Echo Show 5 is a smaller version of the original Echo Show smart assistant with a screen. As such there's full Alexa support, so it has the full range of functions, but without taking up so much space. It's ideal for a desk or small table.

Amazon has also dropped the price of the Echo Show 8, slightly larger, and with better sound quality. Again, you still have all the functionality of Alexa, so this will answer questions, control your smart home and play you music, as well as offering Alexa Calling.

Amazon has dropped the price of the Echo Show 8 to £59.99, a whopping £60 off the asking price! In the US there's again a massive $65 discount at bringing the price down to $64.99.

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You can also video call over Skype or listen to Spotify, Amazon Music, TuneIn Radio and Apple Music and a whole lot more.

More Black Friday 2020 deals

In the US? Check out our US Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals page

In the UK? Check out our UK Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals page

Writing by Dan Grabham.