What you need to know
- Google will likely be preparing to launch a cheaper Chromecast next month.
- Realistic images of the alleged Chromecast reveal its design.
- A newly obtained code for the suspected device shows more technical information.
Over the past few weeks, new rumors have been circulating on the web suggesting that a new affordable Chromecast from the company is also preparing for launch. a recent report He also hinted that a cheaper Chromecast HD with Google TV might be around the corner in time for the fall event, and now we have what could be our first look at the device.
courtesy technologReal world images of the alleged Chromecast have now been removed. Besides the shared photos, the report also stated that they found the approval documents at the National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) – which means that the launch of the device is, in fact, around the corner.
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These images show the expected design of the upcoming new Chromecast, which looks identical to Chromecast with Google TVwhich was launched two years ago. Using the included HDMI cable, the alleged device was found to be white and oval in shape.
Moving on to the images, we can see the G454V model number for the Chromecast, which matches up perfectly with the previous leaks shown above. The model numbers themselves can also be seen in a file Latest FCC file.
The upcoming Chromecast is expected to be powered by a quad-core Amlogic S805X2 chip with AV1 support. Additionally, the documents also reveal that the upcoming Chromecast features dual-band Wi-Fi support alongside Bluetooth LE in terms of connectivity. Since it’s touted as an affordable alternative, the device will likely stream up to 1080p and not 4K.
Developer Kuba Wojciechowski also emphasized “Chromecast HD,” according to a new software build from Nest’s regulatory report. Through his series of tweets, he shared his findings from the alleged build, which gave more details about the streaming device.
The build I got is from July and most likely the same as the one that will come pre-installed on the device. Based on Android 12 with Google TV. It also confirms the “Chromecast HD” branding. pic.twitter.com/KHL02I9uRWSeptember 12, 2022
The design hints at Chromecast HD Google TV is based on Android 12. He also confirmed the chipset and RAM, saying it would ship with 1.5GB of RAM and not 2GB. This means an update to Android 13 It might be unlikely, as the operating system’s minimum RAM requirement is set to 2 GB.
Moreover, he insists that Chromecast HD will support seamless A/B push updates, which can help avoid some of the storage issues that the current model faces. This is especially important given the “budget” nature of the dongle, and hopefully will allow users to get more out of their device.
Finally, the schematic diagram of the alleged Chromecast remote buried in the firmware looks similar to the Chromecast 4K model.
The firmware also has a remote control schematic similar to – or possibly identical – to that of the 4K model. pic.twitter.com/J5Fm2LbZbISeptember 12, 2022
The Made by google Autumn happened less than a month away. With multiple confirmations, it looks like the new Chromecast will be launching as soon as possible to use cheaper streaming devices. And we already know what to expect from the launch, including the new Pixel 7 new models pixel clockand a series of Nest products from Google.