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This article was published on September 12, 2014


HTC is reportedly planning to launch a GoPro-style 16-megapixel action camera

HTC is reportedly planning to launch a GoPro-style 16-megapixel action camera Image by: David Becker
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Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on T Jon Russell was Asia Editor for The Next Web from 2011 to 2014. Originally from the UK, he lives in Bangkok, Thailand. You can find him on Twitter, Angel List, LinkedIn.

HTC is holding a press event next month, and the latest rumor suggests that the Taiwanese firm will unveil a waterproof camera in the style of GoPro. That’s according to company sources cited by Bloomberg, which reports that the device could sport a 16-megapixel camera, Bluetooth and WiFi support, and the ability to sync to Android and iOS phones.

This wouldn’t be the only reveal at the October 8 HTC event, Bloomberg suggests that a ‘new smartphone optimized for selfies’ may also be unveiled. Yes, another one.

GoPro raised more than $400 million from a stellar public listing this summer. Though its brand dominates the action camera space, it would be an interesting branch out from HTC, which has created well-received smartphones but lags Apple, Samsung and other rivals on sales numbers and market share.

HTC Said to Develop Waterproof Camera to Challenge GoPro [Bloomberg]

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