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We know pretty much everything there is to know about Google’s upcoming Chromecast-branded Android TV dongle at this point. Renderings and specs for “Sabrina” have already been disclosed, along with color options and pricing. And now we even know what the next Chromecast with Google TV will look like on the shelves at your local retailer.
Today’s leak is courtesy of Reddit, in the form of a hastily-recorded hands-on video showing all angles of retail packaging.
Video via u / jsterninja, mirrored on gfycat.
The expected Chromecast branding is strongly present, although the precise name of the product is inconsistent. From the front it’s labeled “Chromecast with Google TV,” as predicted by previous leaks, but the bottom of the package abbreviated even more simply as “Google Chromecast,” which is interesting. The bottom also clearly describes what’s included with your purchase: the new Chromecast, a power cable and adapter, the Google Chromecast voice remote, and 2 AAA batteries. I might be reading a little too much in it, but it seems to me that this sort of branding simplicity implies that it’s not just another device joining the Chromecast lineup, it’s the Google Chromecast – that is, the future of the platform – but time will tell.
4K and HDR support was also expected based on chipset specs, and here it’s clearly labeled.
Based on the timing of this leak and the fact that the hardware is already factored into the inventory systems of several different retailers, there’s a good chance that the Chromecast with Google TV will go on sale soon, perhaps. even be on the 30th at the Google launch party. In the event that an official announcement is planned.
Practical photos and unboxing
A Redditor hung handy photos of the hardware inside the box in what is almost a full unbox:
Practical photos of the unboxing. Images via u / fuzztub07.
None of the information revealed is new per se, but it’s the most detailed real-life photos of the upcoming Android TV-powered Chromecast we’ve seen yet, and those who choose one will be spending a lot of time in the years. to come up. using the remote control you see here.
The white color shown here is probably the “snow” color that has already leaked. Details like a button and light on the back of the dongle and the regulatory markings are clearly visible. The remote is also fully detailed, in keeping with previous leaks, and shows its smoothly curved back and individual buttons, including those for YouTube and Netflix. Again, nothing new, but these are not renderings; they are the real thing.
The only downside to the ointment is that it confirms that the supplied power cable does not support Ethernet if you prefer that over Wi-Fi, so you may need to purchase an additional cable if you want to go that route (in assuming the device supports it, this may need to be confirmed beforehand).
Excited? Lucky Redditor probably got their hands on it courtesy of Walmart, you might want to check availability in your area if you can’t wait another week for it to officially land.