Facebook updated its line of smart displays with three new models: Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV.
The appearance of Portal and Portal Mini differs markedly from its predecessors. Devices are now more like a photo frame. Portal is equipped with a 10 ″ screen and mounted vertically, while the Portal Mini received an 8 ″ display, which is located horizontally. Gadgets can automatically adjust the brightness and color gamut of displays to adjust to the surrounding light. Also, smart displays are equipped with speakers.
Thanks to the integrated webcam, video calls through Messenger and WhatsApp are supported. But users also have the option to mute the microphone / camera. In addition, smart displays understand voice commands after you say “Hey Portal,” and there is also support for Alexa's virtual assistant. There is also access to streaming services Amazon Prime Video, Showtime, CBS All Access, Starz, Pluto TV, Redbull TV, Neverthink, Spotify, Pandora and iHeartRadio.
Devices will be available in the United States, Canada, Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. The cost of Portal is $ 179, Portal Mini is $ 129.
Portal TV, in turn, allows you to turn your TV into a smart display. The device is equipped with a webcam and allows you to make video calls using the large screen. Cost – $ 149.