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What HTC's new camera will look like.
What HTC's new camera will look like.
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HTC plans to compete against GoPro with its own action camera

The RECamera, which is expected to be announced early next month, will work underwater and be able to capture slow-motion video clips.
Sep 25th 2014, 10:44 AM 7,776 13

HTC LOOKS LIKE it will be unveiling a rival to the GoPro camera after it released a teaser video for the RECamera.

The video shows underwater shots, slow-motion video clips and implies that the camera is easily mountable.

While it doesn’t show what the camera looks like, a Reddit user named fodawim found images which suggest it will be a small, periscope-like device.

The video matches reports from Bloomberg earlier this month which suggested HTC was entering the action camera market. It said the device would feature an ultra-wide angle lens and would connect directly to devices running both iOS and Android.

It’s also expected that it will include Bluetooth and WiFi which will allow them to connect to smartphones. The company was even considering releasing its own iOS and Android apps to support the camera.

The company has focused almost exclusively on smartphones in recent times, with the release of the HTC One (M8) earlier this year and the 5.5-inch Desire 820, which it announced at IFA earlier this month.

There were also claims that it was working on a wearable device for the wrist, but this has been delayed and may not be released until next year.

The company is expected to reveal the RECamera on 8 October at a press event in New York City

Source: HTC/YouTube

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