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GoPro Hero 9: Rumored released date and specs – Strong sales during early 2020 might result in on-time launch of next camera

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GoPro has not issued any comments pertaining to the launch of its next camera, the name of which is presumed to be Hero 9. However, the company reported a noteworthy surge in the sales of cameras during the earlier part of 2020. This is a sort of development that could become a factor for GoPro to continue its annual cycle of launching new flagship action cameras.

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Here’s what the strong sales of early 2020 mean for the Hero 9

GoPro was concerned relating to the effect of the COVID-19 on the sales of cameras and operations in 2020. The company recently reported that it witnessed unprecedented camera unit sales via the official website through the 4-day Memorial Day weekend. GoPro revealed that the sales during             this 4-day weekend was a personal best. Never have they seen such demand outside the holiday season and in absence of a new camera announcement.

“We’re continuing to see strength globally in our direct-to-consumer e-commerce business as demand for GoPro continues to grow from the COVID-19 trough we saw in late-March and early-April,” said Brian McGee, GoPro CFO and COO. This development comes off as intriguing given that during this time, the world was seeing widespread lockdowns, including in the U.S., resulting in worldwide travel restrictions and stay-at-home guidelines.

GoPro Hero 9 is likely to come with dual screens similar to Osmo Action

The rumor mill has not yet made significant revelations about the anticipated Hero 9. But given that October is still several months away, it is justifiable. The best lead that camera fans have to cling to as of this moment is the FCC filing submitted by GoPro for a mystery product. Based on the information contained in the filing, the most likely is a camera.

GoPro stated that the FCC logo would be found in “Touch Displays.” The plural world “displays” has spared speculations that the Hero 9 could possibly sport dual screens much similar to that DJI Osmo Action, making it easier to take selfies.

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