Social media giant Facebook has welcomed two new additions to its Portal video-calling devices and is expected to ship by October 19. The two new video calling portals are Portal Go and Portal+. Interested people can pre-order their products at the official website; portal.facebook.com.
Say hello ? to our new Portals. With Portal Go, you can easily move conversations from your living room to the kitchen (or wherever you need to go). And on our new 14-inch Portal+, you can connect with co-workers on a larger screen. pic.twitter.com/1oLS5TJ02N
— Facebook (@Facebook) September 21, 2021
“With remote work becoming a long-term strategy, distributed teams can benefit from feeling like they’re together in the same room. So we’re reimagining how Portal is used work – at home and in the office – by unlocking opportunities for collaboration in the spaces where business gets done,” the company said in a statement.
The Portal Go is the first version of Facebook hardware that works with a battery. Facebook’s Portal is almost entirely intended for video calling. Portal Go brings Portal Smart Camera video calling to a new portable version.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that their aim behind creating Portal Go is to make video calling more accessible for its users. It seems that the developers have taken work from home very seriously and have created two products to make things easier while being on a video call. Some prominent features of the Facebook Portal Go include a 12MP camera,1280×800-pixel-resolution 10-inch screen, smart camera optimization that tracks the user according to their movements. Mark confirmed Portal Go to be the company’s 1st battery-powered Portal. The price of Portal Go will start from $199.
The second product launched at the Facebook Live Stream 2021 includes the Portal+ and it is loaded with most of the Portal Go features along with additional specifications like a 14-inch HD tilting display, Compact design to fit anywhere, a bigger screen and the ability to manage larger group calls better than before. New software additions are also supposed to be added to these new Portal devices. Among new softwares is the ‘Household mode’, which is going to be added to help users share their portal with family members. Facebook also promised to make work from home easier with their Portals by adding support for Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Cisco’s Webex, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting. The Price of this Portal+ will start at $349.