Facebook introduced smart displays Portal and Portal+ for video calls

Facebook first launched its own device. They were two of the screen for video calls. Models are called Portal and Portal+. They differ only with design and display size.

The younger version has a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1200 × 800 pixels, older models have a 15-inch display with a resolution of 1920 × 1080. They have the same camera — 12 megapixels with a viewing angle of 140 degrees.

Video calls on the basis of Facebook Messenger. Devices support the Smart Sound technology that minimizes outside noise, so it is better to transmit voice. More screens followed, so that the user was in the scene and know how to apply AR.

Facebook Portal is powered by Amazon’s Alexa. It supports all the features of a smart speaker Amazon. Using Facebook Portal you can listen to music on Spotify, Pandora and Amazon Music and watch videos through the service Facebook Watch.

Facebook Portal and Portal+ is already available for pre-order in the United States. The cost of the Junior model is $ 199, the larger version will cost $ 349. For buying both devices give a discount of $ 100. Sale Facebook Portal and Portal+ will begin in November 2018.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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