"Facebook Launching Smart Speaker With 15" Screen This Year

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"Facebook Launching Smart Speaker With 15" Screen This Year

However, it's quite clear that Facebook is grooming the upcoming smart speakers to be direct rivals of Amazon's best-selling device, the Echo Show.

Love to listen the good quality of sound on speakers?

After all, Facebook is the digital world where we post our life events, share our day-to-day thoughts, have private conversations with friends via the Messenger app (if you prefer WhatsApp, don't forget Facebook owns that too), and receive ads which Facebook bases upon our preferences and searches (whether we like it or not).

Amazon outfitted the Echo Show with a 7-inch screen so that it could have a display panel that serves as an extension of the device's functions. A new report today claims that Facebook is going to launch two smart speakers with 15 displays in July this year.

This innovative idea by Facebook will surely increase the smart speaker demand in the global market.

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He also says that the smart speaker industry "will be a tough nut to crack for Facebook", and that it would be "an Everest-like uphill climb to compete with the likes of Amazon".

Facebook's foray into hardware may actually be happening.

Given Facebook's recent expansion into original video content, via the Facebook Watch platform, this display could also act as a dedicated screen for watching shows. Besides this, it will include "facial recognition to identify users for accessing Facebook through a wide-angle lens on the front of the device", the report added.

The Portal will also come with music, thanks to deals Facebook inked with Sony and Universal Music. Portal will a wide-angle lens up front for this objective. While the smart speakers were initially scheduled to launch in May, Facebook has made a decision to take some more time "for perfecting the acoustic quality of the gadgets and software modification". Prices for either the Aloha or Fiona have not been leaked.

Mark Zuckerberg's company has reportedly made a decision to delay the release of its Portal-named smart speaker and the other model that's now known for its codename, "Fiona".

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