A Nintendo Switch has been taken apart

Dystify

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It's being discussed in the Foxconn leak topic, but I think it may be interesting enough for a new thread.

Sources:
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4988497063?red_tag=1794578248
http://tieba.baidu.com/p/4988526087?red_tag=1810317206

EDIT:
More high res pictures
https://tieba.baidu.com/p/4988526087?red_tag=2061787100
  • Date code is "1629" in addition to the A2 designation.
  • This means 2016 Week 29 which is around July 2016.
  • UDNX02-A2 is another code printed.
    • This seems to confirm that this IS a custom chip for Nintendo. Considering the Switch was codenamed Nintendo NX during its development.
More pictures (https://tieba.baidu.com/p/4988500850?red_tag=2053941465)

  • First picture is Tegra X1. Note the chip ends with "A1" revision/designation
  • Second picture is the Tegra in Nintendo Switch. The chip ends with "A2" revision/designation.
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Skittzo0413

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Is there any interesting info from those sources for those who speak Chinese? There isn't all that much we can tell from straight pictures though they're awesome to see.
 

Peltz

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Damn... I was hoping that all that processing was being done by mini-Pikmin inside. This just makes it look like normal electronics.

Holy shit the size of that battery. Literally the biggest they could fit in
Is the black thing with the Japanese text the battery?



It's pretty wild that there's nearly no air inside. It's so densely designed.
 

Frodo

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And without looking at the dies directly this means basically nothing? Apart from letting us know the battery is actually as big as it can be, apparently.
 

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Holy shit the size of that battery. Literally the biggest they could fit in
Everyone complaining about the battery time and I'm just here being impressed that they were even able to get 2.5-6 hours for it.
 

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Atleast there seems to be no wasted space this time.

In their defence you could buy a larger capacity battery after the fact and it made it heavier (I bought the official extended battery).


Switch looks tight, though they don't really have any space to waste this time.
 
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In their defence you could buy a larger capacity battery after the fact.


Switch looks tight, though they don't really have any space to waste this time.
not much of a defence, is it lol. glad they have a large one on this. it needs it.
 

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Everyone complaining about the battery time and I'm just here being impressed that they were even able to get 2.5-6 hours for it.
I can't wait for a technology breakthrough with batteries, when it happens, mobile computing will change as we know it.
 
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In their defence you could buy a larger capacity battery after the fact.


Switch looks tight, though they don't really have any space to waste this time.
It was bs though because the battery you could buy fit in that entire empty space. Should have shipped with it.
 

Vic

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The LPDDR4 chips have to generate a decent amount of heat if it needs to be actively cooled alongside the SoC.
 

Orbit_shadow

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I'd like to add that the pictures are not leaked by the Foxconn guy.

These photos are leaked by a Switch retailer in China.
 

ToTi

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What's up with that thing "covering" the battery? I've never seen it in smartphones teardowns.