Google’s HD Chromecast will probably look a lot like the 4K one

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Image of a Chromecast, a white, oval device with an HDMI connector coming out of it.
It’s a acquainted look. | Image: Tecnoblog

It appears more and more probably that Google’s going to be saying a price range Chromecast at its {hardware} occasion on October sixth, and Brazilian website Tecnoblog has posted purported pictures of the device, which the publication says confirmed up in paperwork from the National Telecommunications Agency. The gadget appears to be like just about similar to the white mannequin of Google’s present Chromecast with Google TV, however leaks from earlier this week recommend it’ll solely be capable to stream in 1080p as a substitute of 4K and that it’ll be round 40 % cheaper than the present mannequin (which is often $50 however is currently on sale in the US for $40).

The pictures posted by Tecnoblog present the gadget with a label saying “Model G454V.” That’s the similar identify that confirmed up in an FCC submitting earlier this summer season, which described a gadget that related on to a TV, was managed by a distant, and will make the most of each Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. In different phrases, it described a Chromecast.

Image of a Chromecast with Google TV sitting on a bag of pens. It’s a white, oval-shaped device, with an HDMI cable sticking out from the front.
Image: The Verge
The present Chromecast with Google TV, for comparability.

This new leak doesn’t give us any idea of what the internals of the gadget will be like, however hopefully Google’s paid some consideration to creating it a bit extra highly effective than the present Chromecast with Google TV. That could appear counterintuitive for a price range gadget, however the firm just lately admitted that its present streaming puck hasn’t been notably quick or responsive and that managing its restricted space for storing could be a ache. It’d be a disgrace if it launched a new gadget with those self same points.

When Google introduced its {hardware} occasion for early subsequent month, it stated it’d be displaying off the Pixel 7, Pixel 7 Pro, Pixel Watch, and “additions to the Nest good residence portfolio.” While a new Chromecast is absent from that record, it does appear probably that we’ll see it then, provided that the gadget is at the stage the place it’s being photographed and authorised by regulators.


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