A couple of day back HTC had posted a new teaser video telling us “Something remarkable is coming” and hinting at some kind of a waterproof camera in the offing. More details about it are emerging now as HTC had also posted teaser images on its RECamera website. The new product from the Taiwanese company appears to be an action camera that could challenge the likes of GoPro and Sony’s action cam.
HTC has sent out press invites for their October 8 “double exposure” event in New York City when a big unveiling is expected. It was largely assumed that HTC will release a water-proof selfie phone. A Nexus 9 tablet from HTC was also anticipated. However, it now transpires that the company is planning to release its new RECamera at the event.
In the photo, RECamera looks like a tiny video camera having an elbow-shaped plastic pipe-like structure appearing like a small periscope. The camera is handheld but easily mountable. It can shoot slow motion videos and also works underwater. There is no screen on this device so it will be connectable wirelessly to a smartphone.
These images were discovered by a Reddit user on HTC’s RECamera website. The images have been subsequently pulled. The user also claims seeing a companion app for smartphones called REMoments.
Bloomberg had earlier reported about the device claiming that HTC was developing its first camera that would be waterproof and could be used for extreme sports. The camera will have an ultra wide-angle lens, a 16MP sensor and would connect directly to Android and iOS devices via Bluetooth and WiFi. The source also told Bloomberg that HTC might release its own Android and iOS apps to support the camera.
Well, we will have to wait for HTC’s October 8 event to know more about the RECamera. Stay tuned.
Here’s the teaser video: