Nintendo will be launching a new version of the original Switch model, with improved battery life

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  1. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    this IS NOT the pro edition...
     
  2. DANTENDO

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    No the new ones that come out i had mario odyssey joycons now Splatoon and want yellow[/QUOTE]
    Wth are you on about you said those new joycons are ugly colors yet one is yellow

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    Wth are you on about you said the new joycons are ugly colors yet one is yellow
     
  3. Switcyswachty

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    good news for thoose that might need a new switch battery in the future.
     
  4. jupitteer

    jupitteer idk what i'm doing

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    That's incredible. I'm selling my switch and getting this one as soon as it drops.
     
  5. Fates-Blade-900

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    I would rather, they make a New Nintendo Switch, with a better processor, GPU, and battery life, but oh well. B-)
     
  6. Sillybunnie

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    means people selling the old version so hopefully get a pre ipatched unit
     
  7. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    that's next
     
  8. Waygeek

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    Found the person who will never experience the Switch.
     
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  9. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh

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    Now that would be interesting, because if this model ends up using the same new chipset as the lite, would that mean the lite would be able to be docked with a third party dock too, or will Nintendo lock it down with software?
     
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  10. MAXLEMPIRA

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    I was guessing... if it has a different MOBO, then the new battery will differ from the original, so there'e no chance to change the old battery with a new one in old Switch Models

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    if look at it... Switch Lite has the same groove behind the USB-C port... Like OSwitch, like if was posible to use some kind of Dock, maybe for charging it, whathever it is... we will see in a few months... hope it can be docked
     
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  11. Foxi4

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    I'm not so confident that the Lite has a new SoC. Looking at the *minimum* battery life it hasn't improved much, which means that at max draw is almost the same as the old model. Since it's the budget version of the system, they might be using it to flog off the SoC's they still have in the warehouse and put the new chips in the fully priced Switch. The 30 minute discrepancy can be explained by the Switch Lite not having to charge the Joycon cells since the controller is integrated. By all accounts the Lite should have a *longer* battery life than this new model unless they shrunk the battery as well. It doesn't even have all the hardware available on the stock Switch, like HD Rumble or the IR blaster, so it should draw much less power than the full-sized model. Perhaps not having the Joycon cells takes a toll on the main cell, but I'm skeptical until I see a teardown.

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    As for the docking question, USB 3.1 has an integrated display signal, so unless they cheap out on the controller IC or restrict it in software, it *should* output video, but doesn't according to the specs sheet.
    The battery looks like a standard cell with two hot wires (red), two grounds (black) and a sense wire, even if the connector is different it should be easy to adapt, it doesn't look like a "smart" battery on first glance. If it is a "smart" battery though, you could adapt it by swapping the BMS boards, which sounds like some potentially explosive fun for aspiring modders.

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    Nice as a second switch for online if you dont want to wait for the pro
     
  13. Powerful

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    What do you call an enhanced version of the original model then?
     
  14. stephrk398

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    Yeah Lite is lame. If they could have gotten the price down to ~$150 then maybe I'm okay with it.
     
  15. Megadriver94

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    Looks like it will be more of a Switch XL
     
  16. azoreseuropa

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    Of course.
     
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  17. Xzi

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    Switch Pro or bust. Not gonna spend another $50+ just to get an extra half hour of battery life.
     
  18. Memoir

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    Next year. Gotta have something to keep up with modern tech needs.
     
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  19. Foxi4

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    It's an extra 2-2.5 hours battery life. ;) The current model is 2.5-6.5 hours, the new one is 4.5-9, making this a much bigger deal.
     
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  20. IP60

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    There won't be a pro, expensive and Nintendo don't go together.

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    There won't be a switch pro, there will just be a switch 2 in 4 years.
     
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