Rumors of a 4K-enabled Nintendo Switch model have been around for a long time, but it’s been really hot in the last few months. Nintendo has reportedly asked developers to make the game 4K capable, and a new console will be available in 2021. Of course, there is no official announcement from Nintendo yet, but some new details have been unearthed in the long-rumored Switch model.
A known data miner, Scires M, claims to have unearthed further evidence of the “Switch Pro” with the latest Switch firmware update (via ResetEra). The hardware revision, codenamed “Aula,” seems to have 4K capabilities, as reported in the past, and SciresM is likely to have the new 4K chip in the console dock rather than the tablet itself. It suggests that.
That said, tablets are also reported to have a better display with references to OLED screens allegedly found in new firmware updates. In addition to the Realtek 4K chip in the dock, the switch itself is likely to have the new Mariko SoC. This should extend battery life and improve cooling.
Especially for the famous secret Nintendo, it’s best to take an unconfirmed report with a grain of salt. We haven’t missed any leaks or reports of more powerful switch revisions in the past, and while much of the information here seems to be in line with it, we recommend that you don’t take this as confirmation for now.
According to last year’s report, Nintendo was planning a “many” games, both first-party and third-party, in 2021 to coincide with the launch of the new Switch model.
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