Several rumors in the past have revealed that Google is working on an Android TV-based streaming dongle titled Sabrina. No one knew the price of the upcoming device from Google, but we expected it to be more than $100. As per the latest reports based on the listings of the device on various US retailers, the price seems to be way less than expected. The device codenamed “Sabrina” is spotted on several US retailer websites for less than $60. It will arrive with a dedicated remote codenamed “Abbey” — the first Chromecast device from Google to come with a dedicated remote.
Android TV Dongle Sabrina Cost
According to the report from 9to5Google, Home Depot‘s internal systems listed the dongle with a price tag of $49.99. This cost is well below the current Chromecast Ultra. Also, the device has three color options, viz. Como Blue, Rock Candy, and Summer Melon.
Other US retailers also listed the device on their websites but with a different price tag ranging from $50-$60. Droid-Life also spotted the product on Walmart tagged at $60. Artem Russakovskii from Android Police confirmed the price and surprisingly found the release date too, which is September 30.
Sabrina Specs and Release Date
The concrete hardware specifications are still unknown at the moment, but the new dongle reportedly runs Android TV. It is, hence expected to be beefier than the previous Chromecasts, considering the cost of the device. Also, the presence of a dedicated remote will improve the device’s usability too.
As the device was seen to release on September 30, it is expected that it will make its debut alongside the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. Google may also launch all of these products along with the new Nest Speaker and Chromecast Ultra in the Made by Google event sometime later this year.