HTC’s “double exposure” event is coming up on October 8, and rumors have suggested that in addition to a selfie-optimitzed smartphone, we could also see the manufacturer introduce a new camera accessory. Reports of a rugged camera with cross-platform compatibility and a tube-shaped construction conjured up thoughts of something a bit GoPro-ish, and now HTC is beginning to directly tease the product’s launch, publishing a new video and setting up a social presence for what it seems to be calling its RE Camera.
The promotional clip sure fits with the idea of a rugged, extremely portable camera, showing it in action filming sports, operating underwater, and even attached to bike handlebars. At least, we’re getting all this from the camera’s perspective, and we still haven’t caught a glimpse at the hardware itself.
By this point we’re beginning to feel pretty confident about just what sort of device this RE Camera is, but that still leaves plenty of specifics to confirm. Will it get that 16MP sensor that’s been rumored? What kind of optics does it employ? And maybe the most important question for a smartphone accessory like this: what’s the battery life look like?
HTC’s got a holding page up at a new RE Camera domain (which does little at the moment but auto-play the video below), and has tweeted a single message about the accessory’s ability to help the picture-taker get in on the shot him or herself, but that’s all we’ve got for now. With October 8 just two weeks away, we’re bound to start hearing about new details soon.