Amazon has not released a new Echo Dot speaker since September 2016, but recently leaked images appear to depict a third generation model that could be released within the next couple of months. The pictures, reported by AFTVnews and first published by French publications Numerama and FrAndroid reveals that Amazon makes some significant design changes to its most affordable Alexa device.
With the third genre Echo Dot it appears that Amazon will ditch the smooth black plastic and the flat top of the current model for a more rounded, softer look. And there is fabric running around the page, which gives an aesthetic similar to the latest Echo and one that is also very close to Google's Home Mini. The signature round is still there (but not enlightened in any of the leaked pictures), as the same four physical buttons are on top.