Facebook reveals new Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV

Facebook Portal

Facebook on Wednesday revealed its new range of Portal products in the form of the Portal, Portal Mini and Portal TV.

According to Facebook, the updated 10-inch Portal and new 8-inch Portal Mini both feature “a sleek picture frame design” that can be used to make videos calls, watch videos, listen to music and display photos.

“An adaptive display adjusts brightness and colour to your surroundings so that video calls, as well as photos and videos on Superframe, look natural,” the company further noted on its blog.

The video calling devices come after Facebook launched the Portal and Portal+ in October last year.

Like last year’s devices, the new Portal range features Amazon Alexa and supports voice control. With the Google-like phrase “Hey Portal” users can activate their Portal’s hands-free features.

In addition to the Portal and Portal Mini, Facebook also revealed Portal TV, a smart device that can be connected to your TV.

“It sits discreetly on top of or below your television for immersive video calling,” Facebook said.

Both the Portal and Portal Mini will go on sale on 15 October for $179 and $129 respectively. The Portal TV, on the hand, will ship from 5 November for $149.

The devices, which were previosuly exclusive to the US and Canada, will also be available in France, Italy, Spain, Australia, New Zealand and the UK for the first time.

Feature image: Facebook

Shereesa Moodley


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