Everything indicates that soon we will have a new Chromecast with us, but it seems that the new version will be much more different from what we are used to seeing. And no, this is not bad news, on the contrary, since the new accessory aims to be the new portable multimedia center for all types of televisions.
A Chromecast with Android TV
The secret lies in the interface. This new device, which has the codename Sabrina, would offer Android TV as an operating system, and would be marketed within the Google Nest family. Next to it, a remote control would arrive that previously we had already seen in profile thanks to a leaked patent, and today said design has been confirmed with another image leaked.
The device would seek to offer a multimedia experience beyond television, since in addition to recommending related content, it will allow us to take control of other home automation devices such as a Nest smart peephole or receive alerts from a smart lock or smart doorbell.
A very minimalist design
As you can see in the images, Sabrina has very rounded lines, although the interesting thing about the leak is that the images were created in October 2019, five days before the Pixel 4 was presented.
The video in the leak that accompanies the files have the name OOBE_End, where OOBE would mean out-of-box-experience (something like saying immediate experience).
This invites you to think of a plug-and-play device that allows users to enjoy a complete system based on Android TV just by connecting the dongle to our Smart TV. As a novelty, the device could come in beige in addition to the classic black and white, and apparently the finish of the case would be soft to the touch.
Main features of the new Chromecast
Leak also shows a firmware of the device that details some technical aspects of the device. Among them we can find compatibility with Dolby Vision thanks to an Amlogic SoC, although there are no exact details of what type of processor it will mount inside. This is undoubtedly a very important detail for some users, since a powerful CPU will allow you to run applications and even emulators on your television.
When can we buy the new Chromecast with Android TV?
The big question could not be with all this information, so for now you have to keep waiting until Google says something about it. Some bet on a price of about $80, a figure that would be more or less balanced with the price of the current Chromecast Ultra, and that would serve to stop other options such as the NVIDIA Shield TV and the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick that could see the light soon.