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Upgraded Switch model announced: Same price, battery life of 4.5 to 9 hours - Launches in August (Americas, Japan) and September (Others)

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Ah so it is a Switch Pro. I'm so happy that this Switch Pro is launching too, I kinda want more life out of my Switch when playing undocked, so the Switch Pro is excellent. 4.5 to 9 hours on this new Switch Pro is excellent. Can't wait for the Switch Pro to launch, here we go Switch Pro!

Switch Pro.



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I don't think I'll upgrade, although my switch battery life is so bad that it's tempting.



It does seem that this is the 'pro' model. No performance or graphic updates, just a significantly better battery. Good for new buyers. They should faze out the original model now.



Shiken said:
And with that, I believe even more so that there will be no actual Switch Proanf we will likely see a BC Switch 2 in 2022.

Do you really believe that there will be a Switch successor in 2022 when Switch won't get its first price cut before fall 2020?



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OTBWY said:
Ah so it is a Switch Pro. I'm so happy that this Switch Pro is launching too, I kinda want more life out of my Switch when playing undocked, so the Switch Pro is excellent. 4.5 to 9 hours on this new Switch Pro is excellent. Can't wait for the Switch Pro to launch, here we go Switch Pro!

Switch Pro.

I think you forgot to say "Switch Pro." :P



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FloatingWaffles said:
God damn, that's a massive difference in battery life.

Thats what happends when you go from like 20nm -> 16nm FinFET.
Imagine if nintendo actually had these chips done for 7nm.

*edit:

Also they now use LPDDR4X DRAM , which is also helping abit with power consumption.

So soc got shrunk from 20nm->16nm, and ram use abit less power too.
Overall this leads to like a +80% better battery life.

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RolStoppable said:
Shiken said:
And with that, I believe even more so that there will be no actual Switch Proanf we will likely see a BC Switch 2 in 2022.

Do you really believe that there will be a Switch successor in 2022 when Switch won't get its first price cut before fall 2020?

I actually think a Early Release Switch 2.... in say ~2021, makes sense.
So you have a device thats capable of running a few ports from the PS5/Xb2.

If its fully backwards compatabile with the current Switch, it shouldnt matter too much.

Maybe they even make games future compatabile, ei. Switch 2 games also run on the Switch 1.
The main differnce would be those games run higher resolutions on Switch 2, and lower ones on Switch 1.



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RolStoppable said:
Shiken said:
And with that, I believe even more so that there will be no actual Switch Proanf we will likely see a BC Switch 2 in 2022.

Do you really believe that there will be a Switch successor in 2022 when Switch won't get its first price cut before fall 2020?

Based on Nintendo's typical 5-6 year cycle, yes I really do.  The timing works out as well, landing only 2 years after the PS5 and Scarlet drop, right after their hype dies down a bit.



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Or maybe it's the Switch Superlight. Smaller screen, caps all games at 480p and 20fps to save battery.



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