Earlier last week, Wccftech reported on a new Switch model that was said to drop early next year. Purportedly, this “recent” upgraded model could support 4K high-end resolution and robust computing power.
Several major media outlets have released this on their platforms as Nintendo coming up with a new Switch ‘Pro’ model, like The Verge and Bloomberg.
— My Nintendo News (@MyNintendoNews) August 27, 2020
Here’s what Bloomberg wrote,
“The new machine’s specifications have yet to be finalized, though the Kyoto-based company has looked into including more computing power and 4K high-definition graphics, people briefed on the strategy told Bloomberg News, asking not to be identified because it’s private. Nintendo faces stiff competition for gamers’ attention this fall as the PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X are set to arrive in time for the shopping season.”
Last month Nintendo posted an ad on a new job that hinted that the ‘recent’ Switch model would possibly support NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 to ramp up the resolutions. As the rumors began to spread like wildfire, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filings for the new hardware components propped up, thereby proving the bodacious claims.
These recent filings consist of some fine details about the Nintendo’s rumored Switch update, including recent upgrades of the platform’s SoC—System-on-a-Chip—and Memory. As a result of both components’ change, Nintendo is reported to be changing the CPU Board inside the Switch.
Here’s an excerpt of Nintendo’s official letter to the FCC in regards the current change:
“This is to request a Class II permissive change for FCC ID: BKEHAT002 granted initially on 04/18/2017 and all its permissive changes. We changed the following points from the original model.
• Change of SoC • Change of Memory • CPU Board is changed due to the above two components
Excluding the changes above, it seems to be an internal change, and the design of the Switch console won’t be tampered with.
In Nintendo terms, ‘Since there is no change in the shape of the enclosure and the component layout related to RF characteristics including the antenna between the original model and the new model, the SAR testing on the new model is not required and is waived.’
If you would like to see the Nintendo Switch’s internal and external photos, with the planned changes labeled, you can visit the filing website for Nintendo Switch.
Also, it’s good to know that these filings were filed two weeks ago, August 23. On that note, Nintendo is yet to confirm the new Switch model. Once an update pops up, be sure to get the gist here.