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New images reveal Google's upcoming affordable Chromecast

Newly surfaced images reveal what the new HD Chromecast will look like.
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September 9, 2022
Google Chromecast with Google TV movies tab
David Imel / Android Authority
TL;DR
  • Google is expected to release a cheaper version of its Chromecast with Google TV.
  • The cheaper version will only support 1080p instead of 4K
  • The streaming device will look almost identical to the 4K model.

For anyone who thought Chromecast with Google TV was too expensive, Google is currently working on a cheaper HD model that will launch soon. Thanks to some newly surfaced images, we now know what this version of the device will look like.

Four photos were obtained by the people over at TecnoBlog. The images show the front and back of the new Chromecast, while also revealing the dongle’s measurements at just over 6cm wide and nearly 17cm long.

Additionally, it looks like the new HD Chromecast and the existing 4K model will look very similar to each other. In fact, they look so similar that the only way you can tell the difference is because of the model number stuck on the back of the new Chromecast — G454V. This model number was the same one that appeared on the FCC’s website back in June.

The new device is expected to provide 1080p resolution instead of 4K like the current version. It’s believed that the HD model will include the same remote that comes packaged with the 4K model and could sell for $40.

While the HD model will have a similar appearance, it’s unknown if it will come with the color variations offered for the existing model which are Snow (white), Sunrise (pink), and Sky (blue).

If you remember, Google does have an upcoming event on October 6 that will be more than just a launch event for the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro. It’s possible we could see this new Chromecast get a mention during next month’s show.