Walmart has the 2018 Google Chromecast already, we confirm a most requested new feature1
The design has been reworked, though, to include matte surface and a simple "G" logo at the outside. Rumor has it that Google has eschewed the magnetic end that allowed you to keep the dongle and connector tightly packed together, but we'll have to wait and see what tomorrow brings.
We dug up the FCC ID of the new Chromecast, and it has been granted approval as a "multimedia device" at the end of July. The obvious new thing in terms of features is the addition of Bluetooth connectivity, perhaps for wireless headphones, game controllers and the like. This has been the most requested new feature for Chromecasts for a while now, so we are glad to see that Google will deliver.