HTC is planning to announce something big at an event early next month and it looks like the star of the show could be a durable action camera designed to compete with GoPro and similar products. Just yesterday the company teased “something remarkable” with a short YouTube video and now it looks like HTC’s launched a new website to promote the upcoming device, apparently called a “RE Camera.”
The new site went live last night, and features the same video HTC had already been promoting through its own official channels. One Reddit user actually managed to grab a few promo shots of the RE Camera in action before they were pulled from the site, offering an early look at the new gadget. We also noticed that a new @re_camera Twitter account linking to the site is already followed by at least three HTC employees.
Taking a picture has traditionally meant you’re busy behind the camera, framing the scene. But what have you been missing?
— RE Camera (@re_camera) September 24, 2014
The leaked photos appear to confirm an earlier report from Bloomberg claiming HTC was prepping a tube-shaped waterproof camera. The new gadget may also offer a a 16-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle lens, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. The RE Camera will apparently sync with both Android and iOS devices, though these images seem to show the new gadget working on its own without a smartphone in sight.
If these images turn out to be real, the RE Camera should be a great looking device. The company has apparently taken some inspiration from its own HTC One smartphone lineup with what looks like a sleek metal industrial design. TechnoBuffalo will be attending HTC’s event in full force next month on October 8, so it shouldn’t be too long before we get an official look at the rumored action cam.