Google has scheduled its next big launch event for October 9 at New York, where the Google Pixel 3 scope is mainly expected to witness an unveiling. But this Google event may also see other Google hardware products getting showcased like a newly leaked Google Home Hub smart speaker with a screen along with a next-gen Chromecast version. An interesting development has surfaced online in which an individual claims he managed to get the forthcoming third-gen Google Chromecast from a BestBuy store in the usa before its launch.
Reddit user GroveStreetHomie took to the societal conversation site this weekend to place an unboxed shot of what sounds like a Google Chromecast dongle with a different design compared to the currently available second-gen model. According to the consumer, the design and packaging seem to be different from the second-gen Chromecast. The user notes which the new version appears slightly thicker, no longer has a glossy shirt, along with the Chrome logo has been replaced by a small Google logo. It still has a Micro-USB port for charging.
But the most fascinating aspect of this development is how he managed to buy it by a BestBuy store in the United States. “They couldn’t scan the item since it was not in the machine yet since the release date is on the 9th of October (Same day as the 2018 Google occasion ) but I guess they put it out too early. But since I had it in my hand and was the exact same price as the 2nd creation Chromecast, they allow me to have it under the older SKU.”
Yet another user on the thread posted a photograph of the new retail boxes of the third-generation Chromecast being available on shelves, however the place wasn’t mentioned. Aside from that, the first poster asserted he was not able to set until the device as the Google Home app wanted an update that’s expectedly not been published yet.
9to5Google asserts to have access to a more images of the all-new Google Chromecast that show the box and the device from different angles. The photos also show the FCC ID of the new Chromecast that matches with the escapes from last month. The rest of the details like availability and pricing will be clearer in the October 9 occasion.