Xiaomi to launch a GoPro rival
Xiaomi to launch a GoPro rivalgizchina

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is reportedly working on an action camera that will feature functions similar to HTC's GoPro action camera. HTC had recently unveiled the GoPro camera along with their new flagship handset HTC Desire Eye.

According to the report, the Mi-branded smartphone manufacturer may keep the cost as low as ₹10,000. The website claimed that the device is expected to be available at around CNY 999, which is close to ₹10000 and $163. Significantly, the GoPro Hero3+ camera retails in India for ₹35990.

Unconfirmed reports claim that the Xiaomi-made camera would be able to snap 4K resolution videos at 30FPS frame rate and 1080p videos with a frame rate of 120fps. The camera will also support SD cards up to 128GB of storage capability. These reports also mention that the camera would feature a 138-degree wide-angle lens for stunning high action videography.

Meanwhile, HTC too has launched a new camera RE, which functions similar to the GoPro series of cameras. Though the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer had dismissed any functional similarities with GoPro cameras earlier, the similarities can't be ignored. HTC RE also features a 146-degree wide angle lens and a capability to pair with iOS or Android-based smartphones through an HTC-made app. Paired with a 16MP sensor, this camera is powered by a 820 mAh battery and is available for ₹9,990.