HTC RE Camera announced, priced at USD199

HTC RE Camera announced, priced at USD199

In addition to the new Desire Eye, HTC also unveiled a tube-like camera called “Re” which sports a 16-megapixel sensor and can record 1080p videos.

Contrary to what the rumor mill churned out, the HTC Re is nothing like the GoPro in terms of design. If anything, the HTC Re resembles an asthma inhaler (or a small pipe) than an actual camera.

The HTC Re is equipped with a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor made by Sony that has a 16-megapixel resolution. It’s paired with a wide-angle lens with a f/2.8 aperture and a field of view of 146 degrees.


It may not seem like it, but the HTC Re is actually an IPX8-certified camera meaning you can submerge it underwater to take pictures. Apart from that, the only other feature of this handy camera that’s worth writing home about is the grip detection mechanism embedded in its body which automatically fires up the camera once it detects it is being gripped.

The camera has no screen or viewfinder and instead will be controlled through a downloadable app that will be available in Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

The HTC Re will be available in four colors White, Teal, Orange and Navy Blue, and costs USD199. For more information about this weird-looking (and rather expensive) camera, you can head on over to

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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6 Responses

  1. IPHONE6USER says:

    it would be better if we could see the preview of the image before taking any pictures -.-

    *idea for other versions (if they are planning to continue making other version of this camera) – design it like a telescope so that we could have a better angle for the pictures we will be taking using this item.


  2. Easy E says:

    Bakit ganyan ang design? May explanation ba? Saka napakamahal. Yung GoPro Hero (yung wala ring display) ay USD129, yung GoProHero3 (white) ay USD199. Good luck sa HTC at sa mga bibili nito.

  3. dothackjhe says:

    I had an initial impression that it is used for submerged smartphones which otherwise takes pictures above water similar to what submarines do.

  4. igniculus says:

    nice. spy mode activated!

  5. darkzero says:

    you can use it L shape to peek into girls skirt.????

  6. darkzero says:

    you can use it L shape to peek into girls skirt.????

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