After uncovering Roku’s new naming conventions and specs a month ago, Zatz Not FUnny has jut posted the first images of Roku’s unreleased line of next generation streaming media boxes. Not surprising, the Roku Premiere and Ultra models, which are set to replace Roku’s flagship models, look just like the existing Roku 4. The Roku Express however, appears to be an all new device which is interestingly powered via a micro USB cable.
Roku Express & Express Plus
The Roku Express and Express Plus are Roku’s new least expensive models, likely to replace the Roku 1 and Roku SE. It’s still unclear what the difference between the two will be, but the addition of more ports in the Plus version is probably a safe bet. The use of a micro USB port for power is an interesting decision for a set top box. This could imply the specs are similar to the Roku Stick.
Roku Premiere & Premiere Plus
The Roku Premiere and Premiere Plus are Roku’s middle tier models, likely to replace the Roku 2 and 3. We already know these two models both support 4K, and the Plus model also supports HDR. The Premiere Plus also appears to include an ethernet port and micro SD card slot.
The Roku Ultra is the new flagship model set to replace the Roku 4. It contains all the features of the Roku Premiere Plus, including 4K, HDR, Ethernet, and a micro SD card slot, but also adds an optical audio port, USB port, and remote locator button.
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