Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

HTC plans RE camera sequel for 2015

HTC is going to release a second-gen version of its RE action camera next year, new reports reveal.

According to CNA, Jack Tong, President of HTC North Asia, revealed that the next-gen device would be aimed at the mass consumer market.

A common criticism of the current RE camera is its hefty mark-up, so a broader target market could signal a potential price reduction.

The firm reckons 5 per cent of the 8 million yearly smartphone buyers in its Taiwanese home land will buy the existing RE snapper, which goes on sale there today.

“However, 5 per cent is a relatively low threshold for a leading brand if there is basic demand,” Tong explained.

If we can cross this threshold, it will be easier to sell the new camera.

The Taiwanese firm unveiled its handheld action camera on October 8 in New York.

Despite looking like the awkward lovechild of a periscope and an inhaler, it’s a fairly powerful bit of snapping kit.

Packed inside is a hi-res 16-megapixel CMOS sensor good for full HD, slow-mo, and time-lapse recording. It also touts a 146-degree wide-angle lens for good measure.

On the top is a shutter button that lets users shoot video and take pictures, which it then beams to a nearby handset of your choice.

The HTC RE camera is available to buy in the UK right now, although it costs a wallet-fondling £129.

Read More: Samsung Galaxy S6 release date

Via: FocusTaiwan

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2003, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.

Trusted Reviews Logo

Sign up to our newsletter

Get the best of Trusted Reviews delivered right to your inbox.

This is a test error message with some extra words