New features continue to leak from Google’s new Chromecast, which seems increasingly appealing. We reveal some things about its hardware, and the formats it supports.
Google has redesigned from scratch your new Chromecast, and with each passing day we discover new features. Today we get new data on the processor and memory it uses, the television formats and some other surprise.
A couple of weeks ago, the design and main features of the Google Chromecast for 2020, which has the code name of Sabrina, but that possibly ends up calling Nest Chromecast.
We knew that will be based on Android TV, more focused on television content, and that would come with a remote control to compete with Amazon’s Fire TV and the impending Xiaomi Mi TV Stick.
XDA-Developers has been studying the leaked firmware for two weeks, and after analyzing its code, it has discovered other very interesting data.
ANDhe new Chromecast will use the Amlogic S905X2 SoC, which has a 4-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. This chip has four 1.8GHz Cortex-A53 cores, and an ARM Mali-G31 MP2 GPU.
He is able to decode 4K video at 75fps, with 4K video output at 60fps via HDMI 2.1. It is also compatible with HDR, HDR10, HLG and Dolby VIsion.
It is a very popular chip in Android TV devices, so it seems logical that Google uses it if its new Chromecast is compatible with Android TV.
Another interesting feature is Auto Low Latency Mode functionexclusive to HDMI 2.1, a way in which keeps latency low when games are running.
This function gives us a clue about compatibility with Stadia of the new Chromecast. It would be the first Android TV device with full support.
At the moment Google has not revealed official data on its launch and price, but rumors assure that It will launch this summer at a price of around $ 80.