Almost a year removed from their last release, Nest may have a new smart-home camera right around the corner. According to the Android Police, smart-home security giant is launching a new 4K WiFi security camera later this month. But while 4K is a clever marketing term that’ll be sure to turn some heads, it might be a little misleading in this case. Instead of streaming and saving camera footage in a 4K resolution, the camera uses the extra resolution to offer better zoom function. With this feature, if the camera notices something moving, it’ll be able to zoom-in at 1080p high definition. Considering the massive amount of storage required to save 4K files and the fact that most devices are still incapable of displaying 4K video, this actually makes a lot of sense.
As Android Police reports, there will be a few other adjustments made for this new generation of Nest Cameras. A new light-up ring will surround the camera lens and indicate when the camera is recording. Additionally, the camera will make the switch to USB-C for power supply, and some of Nest’s ‘subscription only’ features will be made available for all users. The report also writes claims that of these features, we can expect to see ‘person alerts’, which sends Nest Cam owners a notification when someone walks into the camera’s line of sight.
The new upgraded Nest camera will keep the same overall design of the outdoor Nest Cam and will reportedly sell for $300.
You can purchase other Nest Cameras here.