GoPro Hero 5 release date, specs rumors: Hero 5 to be out by October?


GoPro continues to remain mum on when the GoPro Hero 5 will be out, although the word out right now is that the action camera could be set for an October release.

So in the coming months, it looks like GoPro will be focusing on their other models. This means that the last batch of camera such as the Hero 4 Black, Silver, and Session will have to do for the action-camera buyers for now.

Other than the focus on the existing camera lineup, there is also Karma — the company's first drone which is expected to be out by the first half of 2016.

With drones booming as of to date, Karma will offer a backward compatible complement to GoPro's existing roster of cameras. Hence, models such as the Hero 3/3 and the Hero 4 can be hooked up with Karma for now.

With that said, such could pave the way for the eventual compatibility of the GoPro Hero 5 once it does come out hopefully by the fourth quarter of 2016.

However, the truth of it all is that folks are more interested in the coming of the GoPro Hero 5. Right now, CEO Nick Woodman has kept everything to a minimum, with the only word out is that it will be "connected and convenient."

Now, those two traits could mean a lot of things, but the immediate thing that comes into mind is the potential compatibility it would have with mobile devices or even the cloud.

So other than that, what else is there tied up with the GoPro Hero 5?

Rumors suggest that it will be lighter and smaller while hopefully also carrying the potential to record 8K resolution videos.

If so, that would bring up the question on useful life, thus directing the discussion to the max power the battery can hold.

For this end, rumors suggest that the GoPro Hero 5 could be armed with a 2,800 mAh battery which hopefully will be enough.

As for the processor chip it could carry, it may either be an Ambarella SoC or a possibly a jump to the Qualcomm Snapdragon. Right now, there is no clear link between GoPro and the two chip companies, so it would be best to wait a bit more if it does indeed come out this October.

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