Specs for Google's upcoming Android TV dongle get leaked
What you need to know
- Specs of Google's upcoming hardware dongle have leaked online.
- It shares similar specs with other TV sticks like ones sold by Xiaomi.
- Alongside native HDR10 and Dolby Vision, the device will also support auto low latency mode, possibly hinting at Stadia's inclusion.
The folks over at XDA Developers have shared more details about Google's upcoming Android TV dongle, codenamed "Sabrina."
From a leaked firmware image, they've been able to glean most of its hardware specs, including the chip that powers it, how much RAM would sit inside, and what sort of features it could be expected to support.
As per XDA:
The upcoming "Sabrina" is also said to feature support for Auto Low-Latency Mode, marketed as gaming commercially, hinting at Stadia support being a marquee feature of this device when it debuts. Of course, it's likely that Google would want to push its gaming solution on a device like this, so this shouldn't be much of a surprise. Google is also planning to revamp and reposition Android TV with this device, possibly with a rebranding on the cards.
It's not clear if there will be a Google hardware event or an online equivalent in the fall considering the circumstances of the year, but that's when we'd expect Google to launch its new dongle.
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