Following yesterday's news about Nintendo possible plan to upgrade some of the components in the original switch model, which has now been taken over by a hacker and Dataminer named Mike Heskin to Twitter To share his own insights on the recently announced lite model and a completely new and improved system, it should be on the way.
This information was extracted from the latest firmware updates. Below is the full summary courtesy of ResetEra user Atheerios:
Since firmware 5.0, three hardware lines are supported, one with the original Tegra 210 and two for the new Tegra 214 (Mariko).
These two hardware lines are Switch Lite and Switch "New".
The original switch has 4GB of RAM and 6GB of Devkit. The new models support both 4 GB and 8 GB RAM.
Both Switch Lite and New use LPDDR4X DRAM, which allows for a small battery boost due to lower voltages.
Switch Lite has a smaller screen and non-removable controllers, while "New" Switch should have exactly the same form factor.
The GPU in the "new" switch will clock higher than Switch Lite, which may result in a modest performance boost.
In the "New" units more than 32 GB of memory is possible. Two models have been found in the firmware (codenames "Iowa" and "Calcio") and it is speculated that one will have more internal memory.
There is absolutely no indication of a current "pro" version. At least not in the sense that it would be based on the Tegra X2 or would have massive performance and / or memory improvements.
Soon after the Switch Lite was introduced to the world, Doug Bowser said that this would be the only new switch hardware that would come on this holiday and that this would be the original model Not You are currently upgrading. As mentioned above, Nintendo has submitted a Class II Permission Change to the FCC.
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