At the beginning of the year, there were rumors that Google was working on a new entry-level Chromecast with Google TV, which would reportedly be cheaper than the current Chromecast with Google TV (test), but instead, forgo 4K HDR and instead of those only had a resolution of 1080p set. Now comes the new model at the FCC
1080p with WiFi 5 confirmed
The device, filed for assessment by the Federal Communications Commission under the G454V designation, is described as a wireless device that supports 802.11ac 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth LE. The FCC describes it in the test rig as a “wireless streaming device” that is controlled by remote control.
The FCC test used a resolution of 1,920 × 1,080 pixels, or Full HD, with a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and power is supplied via a USB cable with an external power supply. The FCC documents do not state whether the Amlogic S805X2 with a Mali-G31 GPU is confirmed as SoC and thus supports AV1.
Usually, test shortly before the introduction
A product under review by the FCC is usually a sure sign of an imminent announcement and launch, although the review does not necessarily result in a product release. Companies like Google, aware that the FCC’s databases are constantly searched for previously unknown devices, usually release their devices for testing as the last step before launch, without which a sale is not allowed.
The rumors that Google will be pitting the new, cheaper Chromecast with Google TV, codenamed Boreal, against Amazon and Roku’s cheap streaming sticks appear to be true, although many users have noted the exact opposite of what was hoped for. : An update of the current Google Chromecast with Google TV with more memory and more RAM. The price and release date of the new Chromecast, which may be available as “Chromecast HD with Google TV”, remains a secret for now.
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