Facebook announced its portal video chat devices in October. Portal and Portal + are the two models launched in October. They're basically smart displays that have extra features to enhance the video calling experience. The price is $ 199 or $ 349.
The portal and portal + have a 10-inch display with 1280 × 800 or 15 inches (1920 × 1080). Facebook has previously said that both devices will make video calls look less like a virtual phone call and "more like you're actually in the same room."
Users can connect anyone with a portal or one of their friends on Facebook or call via a portal messenger. The portal wide-angle camera can detect and track the user's body as it moves in space. It can also detect several people in the room and use the wide angle to bring all the people in the frame. If only one person is in conversation, it is magnified so that her face is in focus. This allows the user to concentrate on the conversation without worrying about camera angles.
Now that Facebook has shipped these devices, it also addresses some privacy concerns that have been voiced since the devices were launched. Facebook says it can not show or listen to calls on portal devices. The calls are encrypted, while all AI functions are executed locally on the device and not on the Facebook servers.
This clarifies that Portal Facebook provides the same information about using the device with Messenger-enabled devices. These data may be used for advertising purposes. "For example, we can take advantage of the fact that you make many video calls to inform some of the ads displayed. This information does not include the content of your portal video calls. "Says Facebook. Read more about Facebook. Source: portal.facebook