Facebook had a surprise hardware launch yesterday, its second product launch this month. Tech giant known for social media platforms has announced new models of its portal video calling devices. The new portal Go is its first battery power portal, with a new portal + a new design and a smaller display.
The Portal Go has a 10-inch display and, unlike other models, has a built-in battery that makes it easy to carry calls. Facebook says the battery will provide 5 hours of talk time and 14 hours of playback time with the screen turned off during a one-on-one messenger video call.
Like the previous portal devices, it has a 12MP wide angle camera that automatically follows the focus. It can also be doubled as a Bluetooth speaker, which now supports Spotify and Pandora.
The new Portal Plus is 14 inches (2140 x 1440) smaller than the first portal with a 15.6-inch screen. It also does not have a swivel stand that allows you to rotate the display from landscape to portrait. Few people like this new design because it only takes up so little space.
It has a 12 megapixel camera and, like all portal devices, has a privacy shutter. There are also physical buttons to disconnect the camera and microphone.
Facebook has also announced some new software features, such as a household mode that allows you to share the portal with your family. You can set up access to selected apps and contacts so your children can use the portal to call their uncles and aunts, but no one else. The portal tools also now support Zoom, which will receive support for Microsoft teams in December.
The Portal Go will sell for $ 199, while the new Portal Plus will be priced at $ 349. Both devices are available for pre-order and are available for purchase from October 19th.
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