New 'Chromecast Ultra' will double the price tag - rumor

26 Sep 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Rumor has it that Google is planning to launch a new 4K-enabled Chromecast on October 4. The new streaming dongle will apparently double the price tag compared to the current model, and support HDR (High Dynamic Range), according to Android Police.

A more expensive 4K Chromecast

Google has already confirmed that it will host an event on October 4, and rumor has it that the company will unveil several new products, including a new Chromecast device capable of streaming video in 4K resolution.

It seems that the new dongle will not replace the current version but instead be added as a premium option, expanding the Chromecast line-up further. It will reportedly cost $69 USD compared to $39 for the current version.

Google Chromecast

One of Android Police’s sources further claims to know that the new Chromecast wills support HDR (High Dynamic Range); video with an expanded dynamic range and a wider color gamut. Today, only few streaming services offer content in 4K HDR. Netflix and Amazon are two of the most prominent but the latter is not available on Chromecast.

The official name is believed to be ‘Chromecast Ultra’.

- “We rate our confidence in this rumor as a 9 out of 10. The price points have been corroborated independently by two sources,” wrote Android Police.

We will know for sure when Google takes the stage on October 4.

- Source: Android Police

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