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Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019

What do you expect from Nintendo's next Switch console?

Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019

Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019

A report from the Wall Street Journal has claimed that Nintendo plans to release a new revision of their Switch console in the summer of 2019, building upon the platform's success with potential hardware improvements.   

At this time it is unknown what Nintendo's new Switch model will look like, though some have suggested the use of an improved screen for the handheld device, with OLED being an option. Another avenue which Nintendo could use to improve their console is a transition from their SOC's 20nm process node to a modern node like TSMC's 16/12nm processes or smaller, a change which will have a dramatic impact on the device's power consumption. 

Node shrinking the Switch's SOC will allow the device to deliver the same performance levels as today's models but deliver end-users an extended battery life. There is also the possibility of Nintendo offering a mid-generation refresh to their Switch platform, akin to Sony's PS4 Pro and Microsoft's Xbox One X, but this seems unlikely.    

Nintendo reportedly working on a new Switch revision for Summer 2019  
Nintendo is well known to recreating their consoles several times per generation, with the 3DS alone having six variations over the console's lifespan. Sales of Nintendo's Switch console are expected to increase in the coming months, with the release of Super Mario Party, Pokemon Let's Go and Super Smash Bros Ultimate acting as major system sellers. 

You can join the discussion on Nintendo's rumoured Switch console revamp on the OC3D Forums

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04-10-2018, 05:40:34

Peace
According to the original article, an OLED panel is NOT expected. Of course, expectations are not always true, though.


Gonna get a Switch anyways, the question is only which one, with these news... Wanted it for Mario Party and Smash Bros., but I want to wait now if more details arise.Quote

04-10-2018, 05:54:41

g0ggles1994
I'd assume a die shrink, reinforced structure to combat early models bending and redesigned JoyCon internals at least. New screen would be nice but the current on is more than adequate for itQuote

04-10-2018, 06:24:19

Dicehunter
I'd hazard a bet that they are bringing out a revision to combat the hacked switches.Quote

04-10-2018, 06:53:56

Peace
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I'd hazard a bet that they are bringing out a revision to combat the hacked switches.
That and if they bring a more powerful SoC, we could see 1080p in handheld mode while using as much power as at 720p OR better battery life in handheld mode OR more FPS in dock mode.Quote

04-10-2018, 07:20:04

tgrech
Yep, it's inevitable that at some point we will see 1080p handheld screens, at least on a "Pro" variant, as well as a 5G modem in at least Japan for all the game streaming tech they're currently pushing for beefier titles.Quote
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