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Amazon is planning to unveil a new version of its Echo digital assistant with a display screen on Tuesday, according to media reports. The device will have a seven-inch touch screen, include video-calling and provide visual answers to verbal questions, according to reports.

The device is expected to cost over $200 — more than the $180 price tag for the original Echo, according to the Wall Street Journal. VentureBeat's Evan Blass tweeted a photo of the device on Friday:

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Amazon's next move: The original Echo was quite successful, but it didn't take long for competitors like Google to come out with their own devices. Now, Amazon seems to be attempting to stretch the Echo's success with new devices, like the apparel-focused Echo Look it recently unveiled, along with this forthcoming touch-screen version.

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