A few days before the event scheduled by Google to launch a new Chromecast, leaked images guarantee that this new dongle will be longer and have remote control. The novelty, if confirmed, even delivers dedicated buttons for YouTube, Netflix and Google Assistant.
Chromecast has always been a simple and economical way to make an old TV smarter and more connected, but all the control of what goes on it depends either on a smartphone, notebook and tablet, or on the user’s voice with the help of Google Assistant in boxes smart sound.
Rumors have already fanned that their next generation could bring more than just a passive media player. Behold, the most recent of them leaks on the internet 12 days before the virtual event scheduled by Google to launch just a new Chromecast, alongside new Pixel phones and a new smart speaker.
The photos, which seem to come out of advertising material that Google itself may have done, show that the look of this new Chromecast is exactly the same as that of the Chromecast Sabrina, that it comes with a remote control that can help when it comes to controlling the content and goes further, showing two exclusive buttons to open YouTube and the Netflix app.
The site responsible for the leak also confirms that Google TV runs inside it, which is the Android TV already known and it is because of its interface that the control is used.
If confirmed, this will be the first product in the Chromecast line that uses a remote control, as well as being the first with a user interface that does not depend exclusively on other devices to send the content.
Comparing the size of the dongle itself, it seems to be more stretched than the circular look of all other versions. It continues to use an HDMI port and the power for the system continues to a USB port, which has the curves of what can be USB-C.
Other rumors already point to technical details of this new Chromecast, which should bring the Amlogic S905X2 chipset, the same that is on Xiaomi’s Mi TV Stick. It features a four-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor of up to 1.8 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, Mali-G31 MP2 as a graphics card and can handle HDR10, Dolby Vision and the HDMI connection is low latency, standard 2.1. The connection must be made with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, in addition to Bluetooth 4.1.
With information: WinFuture.