Yesterday, Nintendo announced the Nintendo Switch Lite, a portable version of its latest console, but it seems that the Japanese company has planned another subtler update for its original Switch. Apparently, the company has registered an application in the FCC (the US Federal Communications Commission) to change a couple of components of the console, specifically the SoC (the processor, roughly) and the NAND memory (the internal storage). Nintendo has requested this change to avoid having to complete the entire certification process for sale in the US as if it were a completely new product.
Obviously, Japan has not yet confirmed this information, and although the New Lite has updated version of the Nvidia Tegra that will improve portable performance, we wonder what SoC will go into this new version of the original Switch . The logical thing would be that they use the same chip for the two consoles, only that in the case of the “home” version ” The processor scales its power to adapt to the TV mode and offer better performance, in addition to reducing the cost of battery in portable mode and temperature. Another possibility is that Nintendo has decided to opt for the Samsung SoC for the Classic Switch, although this is less likely.
The interesting thing will be to see how Nintendo will manage the marketing regarding the new version of the console. Nintendo is not new in this of throwing slight modifications of its consoles every few years, but will it come to announce it? Will it allow developers to use more power for their games? As for you, what do you think about the new Nintendo Switch Lite?