Third-generation Google Chromecast appears again in new set of images1
Coinciding with the previous picture, the images confirm that the new version will adopt a much more simplistic design that replaces the previous glossy coating with a new matte finish. Additionally, despite its name, Google has removed all physical references to the Chrome name by replacing the browser's logo with a small Google “G.”
Elsewhere on the device, a power button will once again be included alongside a micro-USB port instead of the newer USB Type-C variant. On a side note, the HDMI connector no longer connects magnetically to the rear of the Chromecast. Also, the FCC ID of A4RNC2-6A5B confirms that the third-generation product is indeed the version that was certified way back in May. This means that it will support Bluetooth connections too.
The third-generation Chromecast is expected to go official in just one weeks’ time on October 9 alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, and the Pixel Slate tablet.