Facebook a social media giant now has stepped ahead by trying its hands on the hardware. Facebook has now introduced Portal a new Video calling device to connect with friends and family.
Portal and Portal+ are two new video chat devices launched by the tech giant.
Facebook Introducing Portal: Video Calling Device
In its blog, thanking Al Technology Facebook has said, Portal makes video calling easier giving a feeling of hanging out with friends. It helps to connect with friends and family as if you are in the same room – even though when miles apart.
The widescreen display lets you enjoy every moment with your loved ones as Portal and Portal+ let you feel you are there with them.
Video calling has been improved with a 10 inch 1280×800 display. If you want a larger screen you have the option of 15 inches 1920x 1080 pivoting display with Portal+
You can Pre-Order
Portal and Portal+ are available for pre-order in the US
From Facebook at portal.facebook.com
Amazon and Best Buy
Shipping will begin in November
Portal for 199 USD
Portal+ for 349 USD
On purchase of two Portal Device get 100 USD off. That means two Portal Devices for 298 USD
Design and Tech
The devices are powered by Al, Portal’s Smart Camera and Smart Sound Technology give convenience with hands-free experience.
Smart Camera automatically pans and zooms to keep everyone in view.
Smart Sound minimizes background noise to improve the sound quality.
Facebook says “It’s like having your own cinematographer and sound crew direct your personal video calls.”
Connecting with Facebook Friends
Even if your friends on Facebook and messenger do not have the Portal, it lets you connect with them. Calls can be made to and from Messenger-enabled smartphones and tablets. You can also make group calls.
Portal gives hands-free voice control
Privacy and Security
Portals are designed with tools to give you control.
Easily disable camera and microphone
Camera Covers are given to both Portal and Portal+. It lets you block camera lenses easily.
4 – 12 digit passcode enables you to control the access of the Portal.
video calls on Portal are encrypted
AI technology that runs locally on Portal, not on Facebook servers
You can delete your Portal’s voice history in your Facebook Activity Log at any time.
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