There have beenover the past few months that Nintendo has been working on new iterations of its Switch console, including a handheld-focused model that would turn out to be the newly announced . That's not all; it looks like the standard Switch will also be getting some new components.
As reported by, Nintendo has filed a Class II Permission Change request with the Federal Communications Commission to make changes to the existing Switch. According to the filing, the company is swapping the console's system-on-chip, NAND memory type, and CPU board. The filing doesn't go into more specifics than that, so it's unclear if these changes will have a noticeable impact on the system's performance.
As previously mentioned, Nintendo has announced a smaller, more affordable version of the Switch called the Switch Lite. The system will launch this September and is optimized for handheld use, meaning itand can't be docked and played on a television. It is also missing a kickstand, HD rumble, and an IR sensor, but it and has an estimated 20-30% better battery life than the base model. Another advantage it has over the standard Switch is a proper D-pad.
The Switch Lite launches around the world on September 20, the same dayremake arrives. The system will be available in three colors at launch--yellow, turquoise, and grey--with a following in November ahead of Pokemon Sword and Shield. In the US, the Switch Lite will retail for $200 USD.
There have also been reports that Nintendo is working on a more powerful iteration of the Switch; however, the company has said there will bebesides the Lite. You can read more about the system in our roundup of . We also answer some of the most common questions about the console in our . Be sure to also check out our .
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