Amazon-owned Ring has a brand new Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, according to a now removed list on the Candadian Best Buy website, discovered by ZatzNotFunny.
The cached version of the site still exists, giving us a good idea of what to expect from this sequel. While the design looks quite familiar, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 has some important improvements mentioned in the specifications.
The main reason for the upgrade is a boost in video stream quality, which jumps from 1080p on the original to 1536p on the new model. It sounds like a slightly unusual figure until you read the explanation: “the extended Head to Toe display lets you clearly see who’s at the door.”
It is extremely convenient. Anyone who has installed a video doorbell before will be aware that capturing an entire scene is not entirely straightforward, and being able to see the ground where packages may or may not be left is especially useful when the world trust deliveries more than ever.
The rest of the listing sounds familiar to anyone who has visited Ring’s product listings before, although the mention of “3D motion detection” may be interesting. Although the meaning is not explained, it suggests that Ring may introduce a non-contact doorbell function, where the device can tell if someone is standing in front of it to give you advanced warning that someone is showing up at your door.
There is also support for Alexa greetings – a feature that was introduced to the current Ring Video Doorbell Pro earlier this week. As long as you subscribe to Ring Protect ($ 3 per month or $ 30 per year), Alexa can take messages or provide instructions for package delivery drivers.
Before it was pulled up, the Best Buy Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 was listed at CA $ 325, which converts to around $ 250. their to the manufacturers give official confirmation, so it is best to take it with a pinch of salt.
That said, Ring’s latest major release – Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus – was not sold until April 8, 2020, so it may not be too far off the money if the company has decided on an annual upgrade plan.