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Nintendo Switch FCC Filings Confirm New Model With SoC and RAM Changes

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McRazzle

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The new filings contain some interesting details about the Nintendo’s rumored Switch change, including changes of the platform’s System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and Memory. Due to the change of these two components, Nintendo is said to be also changing the CPU Board inside the Switch. A part of Nintendo's official letter to do the FCC regarding the change has been included:

"This is to request a Class II permissive change for FCC ID: BKEHAT002, originally granted 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
Aside from the above-mentioned changes, it appears that we're only looking at an internal change and the design of the Switch won't be altered. Nintendo writes, "Since there is no change in 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."


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It seems that this just an upgrade to the DEV kits featuring the 2019 revision internals, the chip is the same model number; ODNX01-A2.










Full Article here:
 
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yurqqa

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Now this looks really promising.

Hopefully change of antennae locations will improve the connectivity to JoyCons and maybe we'll even have cutting edge 2021 technology - bluetooth audio.
 

carlosrox

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Oh man if this thing is an honest to God Pro system - meaning significant improvements - that will be mega hype.

Switch 1.5?
 

Stilton Disco

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Well, I might be buying a third Switch then.

Even if it just improved framerates and made games native res in handheld mode, it'd be a worthwhile upgrade.
 
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"Aside from the above-mentioned changes, it appears that we're only looking at an internal change and the design of the Switch won't be altered. "

No please. Change the joycon design and the huge bezels.
 
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