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Google Chromecast Ultra 4K leaked ahead of October 4 launch

Google’s rumoured 4K-ready Chromecast Ultra moved a step closer to reality, with a leaked render published ahead of the planned October 4 launch event.

Posted by notorious leaker @evleaks (via VentureBeat), the new Chromecast looks much the same is its 2nd-gen predecessor, retaining the circular design.

Related: Google Chromecast 4K: What is it?

Instead of the Chromecast logo, there’s now a G logo on the face of the device along with what looks like a smoother matte finish, but other than that, it’s as expected.

While the leaked render doesn’t offer much in the way of new information it does add credence to the speculation an enhanced device is coming along the Pixel phones on October 4.

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An AndroidPolice report on Friday claimed the device would arrive carrying a $69 price-tag, making it twice as expensive as the full HD version.

According to today’s report, Google will continue to sell the current Chromecast device.

Also expected alongside the new Chromecast and two Pixel phones is a new Google Wifi router and more details about the release of Google Home.

What are you most looking forward to from Google’s autumn extravaganza? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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