Google's 4K Chromecast Ultra breaks cover ahead of October 4 event, ditches Chrome logo

Google's hardware division is ready to take the stage on Oct. 4.
Written by Jake Smith, Contributor
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Renders of what is believed to be Google's upcoming Chromecast Ultra, which is capable of streaming in 4K resolution for the influx of 4K televisions on the market, leaked on Monday, courtesy of VentureBeat.

The renders show a similar Chromecast device to what was announced in 2015. However, the hardware is beefed up -- likely for the added resolution. Additionally, the Chrome logo that was shown on Google's budget streaming device in the past is now absent and replaced by a subtle "G".

Google is remaining quiet on Chromecast Ultra specifics. Android Police reports it will be available for $69 when announced at Google's Oct. 4 media event. The Ultra Chromecast model is expected to sell alongside the second-generation Chromecast that streams in 1080p for $35.

VentureBeat reports the Chromecast Ultra will feature firmware version 1.21 when it's available. The 1.21 firmware was released to developers earlier this month as part of the Chromecast Preview program that removed all Chrome branding.

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