We’ve been hearing about the new Chromecast with 4K video support that would be launched at the Octobr 4th Google event. Now we know how it might look thanks to these newly leaked renders by gadget soothsayer Evan Blass (otherwise known as evleaks) by way of VentureBeat.
We’ve earlier had reports that the latest preview firmware for the Chromecast had replaced the Chrome logo with the ubiquitous ‘G’ logo. And now it seems the new ChromecastUltra might do the same.
At a rumored price of $69, the Chromecast Ultra will cost quite a bit more than the existing model, which is likely to remain available for sale alongside the new UHD model. 1080p works just fine for a lot of people, after all, so Google doesn’t want to lose out on the Chromecast’s appealing low price.
Aside from the logo change, this looks pretty much exactly like the second-generation Chromecast. It’s a plastic circle with an HDMI cord sticking out; that cord attaches to the back of the Chromecast with magnets. What it packs inside is largely unknown at this point.
Tipped to run firmware version 1.21 at retail, the Ultra will allegedly be sold alongside the existing high definition Chromecast dongle, released last year. Firmware v1.21 is th beta version mentioned above, which replaces the chrome logo with Google’s ‘G’ which is also making an appearance on the new Pixel phones.
Apart from the Chromecast, Google is set to unveil a bunch of other things on October 4th including, if the reports are true, a preview of Andromeda, the Android/Chrome OS hybrid.
Source : Venture Beat