Have The New GoPro Hero 4 Specs Been Leaked?


There have been some whispers lately that a new GoPro camera would be coming out at the end of this year. The company that makes the chips for GoPro has recently updated their site with a brand new chip. If this is indeed the Hero 4, I don’t think anyone is going to be disappointed.

The most exciting things the new supposed GoPro Hero 4 chip offers are 4K at 30 FPS, 120 FPS at 1080, 240 FPS at 720, and HDR.

Here are the specs from Ambarella:


The Ambarella A9 SoC enables development of the next generation of mirrorless, sports, and digital still cameras (DSCs) with leading- edge video features and exceptional still image quality.

In addition to 4K Ultra HD video resolution at 30 frames per second, the A9 supports high frame-rate video for capturing fast-action sports with 1080p video at 120 frames per second or 720p video at 240 frames per second.

The A9 includes dual core ARM® CortexTM-A9 CPUs providing the performance required for advanced applications including wireless connectivity to smartphones for video streaming or image sharing.

Key Features

4K Ultra HD H.264 Encoder

° High Profile with B-frames for high efficiency

Super High Frame Rate Modes

° 1080p120 and 720p240 for action videography

Advanced Imaging

° 700Mpixels/s oversampling performance
° Multi-exposure HDR and WDR tone mapping ° Electronic image stabilization (EIS)
° Improved MCTF with advanced sharpening

Advanced Imaging

° 700Mpixels/s oversampling performance
° Multi-exposure HDR and WDR tone mapping

Wi-FiTM Connectivity

° Remote viewfinder, playback
° Upload pictures and video to social media

General Specifications

Processor Cores

° Dual Core ARM® CortexTM-A9 @ up to 1 GHz • NEONTM and FPU acceleration

° Ambarella Image and Video DSPs ° Cryptography Engine

Sensor and Video I/O

° Dual sensor interfaces
• 12-lane SLVDS/HiSPiTM/subLVDS, 4-lane

MIPITM, or 16-bit
• 1-lane SLVDS/MIPI

° BT.601/656/1120 video in and BT.656/1120 out ° 24-bit RGB out, HDMI® 1.4a with PHY out
° PAL/NTSC composite SD video out

Front End Sensor Processing

° 32 MPixels maximum resolution
° 700 MHz maximum pixel rate
° Lens shading, fixed pattern noise correction ° Multi-exposure HDR
° WDR local exposure

Video Encoding

° H.264 codec BP/MP/HP Level 5.1 and MJPEG ° 4K Ultra HD encode performance
° 1080p120, 720p240 modes
° Low bitrate/high quality encoding

° On-the-fly change of multiple encoding parameters ° Flexible GOP configuration
° Multiple CBR and VBR rate control modes

Image Processing

° 3D motion compensated noise reduction (MCTF) ° Electronic Image stabilization (EIS)
° Adjustable AE/AWB/AF
° High quality polyphase scalers

° Crop, mirror, flip, 90° rotation

Memory Interfaces

° 32-bit data bus
° Dual SMIO with SDXC SDTM Card Support
° NAND flash, SLC with ECC
° Boot from NAND, SPI EEPROM, USB or eMMC

Peripheral Interfaces

° GMAC Ethernet with GMII / MII
° USB2.0 HS Device or Host w/PHY
° Multiple I2S, SSI/SPI, IDC, and UART
° Multiple PWM, Stepper, and ADC channels
° Many GPIO ports, PWM, Steppers, IR, ADC
° Watchdog Timer, multiple general purpose timers, JTAG


° 32nm Low Power CMOS