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Amazon announced its first ever update to the original Echo today — and it’s split the device in two. There’s now a smaller, cheaper, redesigned Echo with all the features of the original one; and there’s a more expensive Echo Plus that offers new smart home features and looks just like the original model.

Aside from a new silver color option, the Echo Plus really does look identical to the original model, but that hides just how much has changed inside. The Plus has a new speaker architecture that offers what Amazon is calling “enhanced sound,” and it includes Dolby sound processing this time around. We weren’t able to get a good sense for its improvements though in the busy demo area.

The more interesting thing about the Plus is its…

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