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Old 17-07-19, 02:03 PM
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Nintendo reveals new Switch model with enhanced battery life

This is not a "Switch Pro"!

Read more about Nintendo's long battery life Switch console.

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Old 17-07-19, 03:10 PM
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That's quite an upgrade.
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Old 17-07-19, 03:16 PM
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They shouldn't make this a silent upgrade. Doubling battery life is definitely something they should announce. That's quite a feat from not even a large manufacturing change.
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Old 17-07-19, 03:55 PM
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They likely don't want to alienate existing Switch customers. Whenever a new, better version of something comes out that takes advantage of newer tech, owners of the previous gen will often complain their product has been made obsolete(And then sometimes go out and buy the new one but still whinge about doing it) which unfortunately ends up as bad PR even though it's entirely logical to give new things new names. Marketing is a dark art where logic rarely makes much sense, but it might also imply they have an even more expensive model being lined up for later next year that they'd want existing Switch owners to throw their money at instead.

I don't think they'd make the "Pro" jump till they could make it output faux-4K(1440p or so) in docked mode or 1080p in handheld, so essentially when they can handle double the pixels within the same power envelope as the refresh Switch, which I guess would take 7nm, and given Nintendo's rate of uptake would probably mean a while till after 7nm has matured.
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Old 18-07-19, 09:20 AM
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Sounds good! I expected a stronger version, like most people did, I guess.
Hopefully, the new SoC can be overclocked via Homebrew, that'd be awesome!
Also hopefully, the new version doesn't cost more
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