Another day, another leak. Google’s upcoming event is only about a week away and it looks like on top of launching new smartphones, the company will also announce a new 4K-enabled Google Chromecast device. VentureBeat recently published press photos of the Google Pixel smartphone, as well as the Chromecast Ultra.
First up, VentureBeat says that they can confirm that Google will introduce two new smartphones – Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, along with what looks like an official image of the Pixel. Codenamed Sailfish and Marlin, these devices will be built by HTC and will ditch the Nexus branding in favour of Pixel.
Specification wise, the Pixel is expected to pack a 5” 1080p display, and a 2770mAh battery. The larger Pixel XL on the other hand is expected to feature a 5.5” QHD display, and a larger 3450mAh battery. Other specs are expected to be the same, including a 2.0GHz quad-core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, and fingerprint sensor at the back.
As for the new Chromecast, the 4K-enabled media player will be named the Chromecast Ultra. It will run on firmware version 1.21 and will be sold alongside the existing HD Chromecast dongle. It will be priced at US$69 (about RM286), almost double the price of the current Chromecast.
Google is also expected to announce more devices at the event including a VR headset, Wi-Fi router, an Amazon Echo-like Google Home, and such, so stay tuned as we keep you updated on the latest updates.