If a much cheaper price point was their goal, as it clearly was, spending money on a new line of chips would have worked against that. Plus, if the new chip design didn't reduce the temperatures when performing at comparable levels enough to where the system could be passively cooled, the bulk of potential gains wouldn't happen. The system would still be roughly the same size to accommodate the active cooling system. Battery life would be improved some more but honestly, not enough to justify the R&D
Yeah but theres supposedly credible rumors, saying just that.
A shrunk down Tegra like the one in the switch, is in the works atm.
It just appears these models arnt makeing use of it.
Necro-bump this 2020: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=229249
Bumb in 2021: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9047071