Google Chromecast 3 with refreshed design, Bluetooth support and improved Wi-Fi surfaces in live images

Back in August, we had heard that Google is working on a new Chromecast with Bluetooth connectivity and improved Wi-Fi reception. Now, filling the void, the upcoming Chromecast has surfaced ahead of the possible October 9th launch. Courtesy of a Redditor who has bought the Chromecast from Best Buy to find out that it looked different from regular Chromecast. 

Chromecast 3

This surely is a surprise since the company is yet to introduce the new Chromecast, but none of the specifications have come out yet, but the images suggest that Google has redesigned it a bit. There is a comparison picture which shows the 3rd-generation Chromecast alongside the 2nd-generation model, and the differences are clear.

Chromecast 3 vs 2

However, both the models have the same basic design with circular body housing the components and an HDMI cable attached to connect to the TV. According to the Redditor, the upcoming Chromecast said to have eliminated the magnetic connector that allows easy management of that HDMI cable, though.

It also removed the glossy plastic design which is being replaced with a matte coating. It’s also mentioned that the 3rd-generation Chromecast is a bit thicker than the previous version. The Chromecast logo has also been replaced with Google’s “G” logo which we commonly see on the company’s other hardware. The 3rd generation Chromecast might be sticking to the USB port. The Google Home app requires an update to set this new device, meaning that it indeed is a new hardware. It is also likely that the device might on the same day as the launch event.

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