After months of rumors and speculations, GoPro has just told fans that the Hero 9 Black action camera is almost here. The California company has shared a teaser on Twitter confirming the launch date. The teaser also hints at all the exciting features coming to the Hero 9 Black. We have already discussed many of those features in great detail. The GoPro Hero 9 Black launch is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16.
Are you excited about the GoPro Hero 9 Black launch?
Given the current coronavirus situation, the launch event will most likely take place online. A few weeks ago, GoPro launched the ‘Lifestyle Gear’ merchandise on its online store to go with its action cameras. The Lifestyle Gear includes bags, backpack, water bottles, camera case, and caps.
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Teaser hints at more of everything
The online teaser boasts “more resolution” and “more everything,” indicating that major upgrades are coming to the action camera. Last year’s Hero 8 Black brought only minor improvements such as the ‘Mod’ accessories support and a foldable built-in mount. But GoPro is going big on upgrades with the Hero 9 Black launch.
The “more resolution” in the teaser hints at a bigger sensor. We have reported previously that the Hero 9 Black would feature a 20-megapixel camera, an upgrade over the Hero 8’s 12MP. It will be capable of recording 5K footage at 30 frames per second. Of course, it will retain other shooting modes such as the 1080p, 240fps slow-motion, and 4K recording at 60fps.
The teaser video also shows the Hero 9 branding on the side. It also confirms the existence of the color front display. The inclusion of a color display on the front will make the Hero 9 Black more appealing to those interested in vlogging and selfies.
According to leaks, the GoPro Hero 9 Black will have a battery capacity of 1,720mAh. That’s a 41% upgrade over the Hero 8 Black’s 1,220mAh. The bigger battery might not lead to a greater battery life due to the additional color front display. Other features include TimeWarp 3.0, HyperSmooth 3.0 and a new webcam mode.