Facebook adds two new devices to Portal family - Portal Go and Portal+

Further, starting in December 2021, all Portal touch-based devices including Portal Go and Portal+ will support Microsoft Teams.


Devdiscourse News Desk | California | Updated: 22-09-2021 11:20 IST | Created: 22-09-2021 11:19 IST
Facebook adds two new devices to Portal family - Portal Go and Portal+
On the privacy front, Portal Go features an integrated camera cover as well as a disable switch for the mic and camera. Image Credit: Facebook
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Facebook's Portal+ family of video calling devices has added two new members - the 10-inch portable Portal+ Go and the next-gen Portal+ with a 14-inch HD tilting display.

The Facebook Portal+ Go is priced at USD199 and the Portal+ is priced at USD349. Both the devices are now available for pre-order, with shipping to commence from October 19.

Portal Go: Features

The Facebook Portal+ Go sports a 10.1-inch HD touchscreen with an 800 x 1280-pixels resolution and a 12MP Smart Camera with a 125-degree field-of-view, that automatically pans and zooms during conversations.

Featuring two 5W full-range speakers and one 20W woofer, the device doubles as a portable speaker with room-filling sound. It also comes with a Smart Sound feature that uses AI to minimize background noise and enhance the voice of whoever is talking.

On the privacy front, Portal+ Go features an integrated camera cover as well as a disable switch for the mic and camera.

Lastly, the device comes with a long-lasting battery and supports WiFi and Bluetooth 5.1.

Portal+: Features

The Facebook Portal+ boasts a 14-inch HD adaptive display with 2160x1440-pixels resolution and a 12MP Smart Camera with a 131-degree field of view.

Further, starting in December 2021, all Portal+ touch-based devices including Portal+ Go and Portal+ will support Microsoft Teams.

"With a dedicated device for Teams, you'll have everything you need to maintain your work rhythm with features including calendar, contacts, file sharing, and chat. Plus, Teams has Microsoft security built-in with Microsoft Intune app protection," Facebook wrote in a blog post.

Meanwhile, Facebook has also introduced Portal+ for Business, a new service for small businesses to leverage Portal's video calling and collaboration tools to create and manage Facebook Work Accounts for their teams, no matter where they are located.

The Portal+ for Business service is currently in closed beta in the US

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