GoPro Hero 5 release date and specs rumors: Next generation action camera may come with dual-lens feature?

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The upcoming GoPro Hero 5 is one of the most touted tech releases in 2016. Despite the continued silence of the action camera company, it did not stop fans and critics from building the hype about the device furthermore. Rumors regarding its specs and features are already all over the Internet giving fans some hints what to expect once it hits the market.

According to the latest report, GoPro is planning to bring the fifth iteration of the Hero line in different variants. All models are expected to be better and more efficient than the predecessors. The report added that the company's goal this time is to bring the new action camera to a much larger market.

In a report by Value Walk, the much-improved camera will be lighter than the previous releases. Apparently, the company wants to bring a more portable GoPro to the market to give all fans a better customer experience. During their earnings conference call, GoPro, Inc CEO Nicholas Woodman said that the next generation action camera they will roll out will be the most convenient and most connected GoPro they will ever manufacture.

There are speculations suggesting that the upcoming Hero 5 may come with 8K resolution support and has the capability to shoot at 60 frames per second. There are also rumors saying that the device may arrive with a dual-lens feature for 3D footages. Many of its fans are also wondering if the company will add a water-resistance feature on the camera at a maximum depth of 60m.

Meanwhile, two of the multiple variants of the new GoPro Hero 5 are the Hero5 Black and Hero5 Silver. The company is said to cater both the budget-friendly and high-end markets once it gets materialized.

For the meantime, fans should stay tuned for more concrete details with regard to GoPro Hero 5's development and release date.