Five New Roku Models Leak — Three with 4K and Two with HDR


Two Canadian websites, discovered by Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny, have let slip information about 5 new Roku models coming later this year. Combined with the information found in Roku’s FCC filing from earlier this month, it paints a pretty clear picture of the new hardware expected from Roku. It appears Roku is getting rid of their numerical naming convention, and instead using Ultra, Premiere, and Express as the device’s names. Three of the new models will support 4K video, while two will support HDR, which is a first for Roku.

The Roku Ultra appears to be the flagship model that will likely replace the current Roku 4. It sports a model number of 4640 and has 4K, HDR, Ethernet, Remote locator, Micro SD slot, and is the only model with an optical audio port and a USB 2.0 port. Pricing in the screenshots above are in Canadian dollar, so it appears the Roku Ultra will be priced around $110.

The Roku Premiere and Premiere Plus, models 4620 and 4630, appear to be replacing the Roku 2 and Roku 3. They both support 4K, but the Plus model is the only one of the two that supports HDR. The Premiere Plus also appears to include an ethernet port and micro SD card slot, which the non-Plus model does not have. Pricing for the Premiere looks to be around $75 and the Premiere Plus will be around $90.

It looks like the Roku 1 will be replaced by a Roku Express, model 3700, and Express Plus, model 3710. It’s unclear what the specs of these two devices are, or what’s different between them, but neither appear to support 4K video. They will be priced around $35 and $45 respectively.

The Canadian retailer had an “ETA” date of September 7th, so we might hear an official announcement this coming week.

  1. clocks says:

    It would appear there is a flood of new devices coming over the next month or two. Rokus, 4k Mi Box, new Nvidia Shield, new FTVs, etc…

  2. Masterblaster says:

    Looks like Roku is throwing everything and the kitchen sink at the streaming video devices. I’m sure a few models will catch on, while others keep the customers guessing which one they should buy. To me, keeping 3 models makes sense while the other 2 will probably fall by the way side. I hope Roku rolls out a new graphical user interface, better local media playback and volume control would be on my wish list. What do you think?

    • Joe says:

      I agree. They should keep the lineup small. But in the end, most of the sales are from the sticks so it doesn’t really matter.

  3. clocks says:

    I agree, I think a product line-up of 1-3 items is plenty. What Roku is doing is overkill.

    I really hope these boxes have more than the frugal ram/storage specs of the prior gens. For instance the cpu in the latest Roku stick seems fairly fast, but the stick seems hobbled by low ram.

  4. Omar says:

    Kodi on Roku ??

  5. rjdriver says:

    5 different models? This is all way to confusing to the average person. Roku should have one stand alone unit, plus a stick unit with as much as they can cram into it. The primary differences should only be inputs.

    They haven’t got a clue how to market themselves.

  6. A says:

    They’re too diversified.

    2-3 products make sense.
    Roku 4k box.
    Roku 4k stick.

    And a 3rd one maybe.

  7. Scott March says:

    I have yet to see any compelling reason to upgrade my non-4K Roku 3.

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