Rumors have been floating around for a few weeks now that Google’s “Chromecast Ultra,” will supposedly make its debut at Google’s hardware launch event on October 4th. Thanks to Evan “evleaks” Blass, a few images of the 4K Chromecast Ultra have now leaked ahead of Google’s event.
As you can see from the images, the Chromecast Ultra…well, looks exactly like a Chromecast. It’s very similar to a hockey puck but with an HDMI cord sticking out of it, and just like the 2nd generation Chromecast. The only difference is that it has Google “G” logo on it.
AndroidPolice also noted that the Chromecast Ultra could be named the Chromecast Plus, but they aren’t sure which name Google will go with. We’ll just have to wait and find out on October 4th.
There’s also not much out there about what’s inside the Chromecast Ultra, but rumors suggest that you’ll be able to stream 4K video and may even feature HDR support. The Chromecast Ultra will cost $69, which is twice as much as the non-4K model, that costs $35.
The Chromecast Ultra will launch with firmware version 1.21, which rolled out to users who are in the Chromecast preview program. AndroidPolice points out that there is a button on the new Chromecast Ultra that will be used as a “reset or on/off switch.”
Google was planning to announce a 4K version of the Chromecast last year but got pushed back the launch date for some reason. We’re not sure where Google will hold its hardware event on October 4th, but most likely it will be in San Francisco or New York, as that’s where they’ve hosted events in the past. Be sure to tune into our coverage on Google’s hardware event on October 4th. as it happens.
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