Facebook has launched two new models of video calling devices, Portal Go and Portal+. The social media giant has unveiled the new products on 22 September at a Facebook Live session.
The Portal Go device has a 10-inch display and the Portal+ has a 14-inch screen. Both the devices will begin shipping on 19 October. However, the pre-orders of the products are now open at portal.facebook.com.
Portal Go & Portal+ Price, Specifications, Availability, & Other Details
The price of Portal Go is $199 (Approx. Rs. 14,700), and the price of Portal+ is $349 (Approx. Rs. 25,700). Both the devices will be available in October. However, the company has not announced any plans to launch the new products in India or other markets.
In the blog, Facebook said,
“Today, we’re welcoming two new additions to the Portal family of video calling devices: the 10-inch portable Portal Go, our next-gen Portal+ with a 14-inch HD tilting display. Portal Go and Portal+ will begin shipping on October 19; pre-orders are open now. We’re also introducing new features for small businesses with Portal for Business.”
Portal Go features a 10-inch display and has a 12MP camera and an ultra-wide field-of-view (FoV). The device comes with long-lasting batteries to enable long video calls while in handheld mode. The company has doubled the portable speaker with room-filling sound to listen to music in your home.
Portal+ features a 14-inch display with a 12MP Smart Camera and an ultra-wide FoV. It brings stereo speakers that provide high-fidelity sound.
The new models get a new “household mode,” which lets the users share Portal and control others’ access to their contacts and apps. And it is a way to watch TV via the product with the users who are not using a portal device.
While talking about the features, Facebook said,
“Its stereo speakers deliver high-fidelity sound for crystal-clear audio. With the rise of remote and hybrid work models, Portal makes a perfect dedicated screen for work calls, freeing up your computer to take notes, view a presentation or multitask. And it’s also great for connecting with family and friends when the work day is over.”
The company is also introducing Portal for Business; it is a new service for SMBs to Portal’s video calling. However, it is currently in closed beta in the US.