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Switch mini "leaked" image

iconmasterX

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I know 90% of the time, these leaks turn out to be fake. Heck, some people go so far as to 3D print fake devices for the sake of getting a rise out of the web.

But... I kind of believe this one.



It's exactly in line with what I was expecting (which is perhaps itself suspicious): integrated joy-cons -- yes, I think that part is fairly guaranteed -- and compatibility with existing accessories (and maybe the existing dock?).

I'm not sure where the image originated. Big grain of salt, obviously. But

 
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faaaake. I feel like the logo would have the type of switch it is... like itd say "switch mini" etc. plus no front pic too.


on the believable side.... no shitty kickstand! I'll buy it at a medium price
 

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Looks like a fold-able Vita, are the new iteration/models going to be just as powerful as the current Switch or?
 

iconmasterX

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Using my lens of truth filter you can clearly see fakery artifacts in the original picture.
I did an Error-Level Analysis using FotoForensics.com. The contrast variation seems consistent with where the edges actually are.



"Similar edges should have similar brightness in the ELA result. All high-contrast edges should look similar to each other, and all low-contrast edges should look similar. With an original photo, low-contrast edges should be almost as bright as high-contrast edges."
 
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Spukc

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I did an Error-Level Analysis using FotoForensics.com. The contrast variation seems consistent with where the edges actually are.



"Similar edges should have similar brightness in the ELA result. All high-contrast edges should look similar to each other, and all low-contrast edges should look similar. With an original photo, low-contrast edges should be almost as bright as high-contrast edges."
That program is not really good at detecting high level fakery
 
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BusierDonkey

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Quick and easy way to tell it's fake without running an analysis:




MOD. HAC-001
INPUT / ENTREE / ENTRADA: 15V= 2.6A FCC ID: BKEHAC001 IC: 4360A-HAC001
IFT: RCPNIHA 16-2095

Two separate models wouldn't share that stamp with all those numbers matching. Even updated controllers have entirely different numbers. A prototype wouldn't have these stamps in the first place.
 

BusierDonkey

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its the same teal as the "forums" menu button on gaf - das fake
That's just how the blue used on the joycons appears in some pictures. I have the same color show up in a lot of my pictures in my living room/




Like others have said, isn't that just a case?
Post #15 shows it's pretty clearly a photoshop. Likely or a switch shell replacement kit ith the seams removed and some alterations made.
 

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For everyone saying it’s a case, who says it isn’t a case for the alleged Switch Mini :messenger_grinning_squinting:
 

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Kinda hard to get much of impression or trully accept as a leak.

But gotta say, if true those rumors are becoming very precise.
 

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I'll believe it when I see it. Anyone can 3D print a case like this and claim its a prototype. We've already been fooled with that trick twice.
 

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I don't think there's even a point in arguing whether it's fake or not, this redesign seems almost inevitable.

I'm going to throw in a vote for an even cheaper set top box that comes with a Pro Controller, instead of an actual 'Pro' version of the dockable Switch.
 
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I don't think there's even a point in arguing whether it's fake or not, this redesign seems almost inevitable.

I'm going to throw in a vote for an even cheaper set top box that comes with a Pro Controller.
It'll probably happen...but isn't creating a dedicated handheld and a dedicated set top box completely undermine the entire concept of the Switch in the first place.... I mean it's called the Switch for a reason...
 
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Omeggos

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I’m team fake. If not a hoax it’s just a cover. Why would Nintendo write NOM and NYCK as brand names on the back?
 

BusierDonkey

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That's the only part I'm sure of.
I don't think that will happen. A lot of switch games rely on motion controls. Removing that functionality will break some games, and selling a console that would require you to buy separate expensive joycons to use that previously built-in functionality again would probably not go over well.

I expect the Switch to be lighter, have less bezel, and lost some weight, but otherwise remain similar in overall dimension

I’m team fake. If not a hoax it’s just a cover. Why would Nintendo write NOM and NYCK as brand names on the back?
The current Switch has that stamped on the back as well because it is sold in Mexico. NOM and NYCE approval is required to sell electronics in Mexico.
 

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I don't think that will happen. A lot of switch games rely on motion controls. Removing that functionality will break some games, and selling a console that would require you to buy separate expensive joycons to use that previously built-in functionality again would probably not go over well.

I expect the Switch to be lighter, have less bezel, and lost some weight, but otherwise remain similar in overall dimension



The current Switch has that stamped on the back as well because it is sold in Mexico. NOM and NYCE approval is required to sell electronics in Mexico.
Hmm. Guess it is. I legitimately had to double check.

I modded my switch to have a clear purple shell so I guess it was just absent long enough for me to forget
 
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It's already obvious it's fake.

The shoulder pads stretch out too far to fit in the dock, and wouldn't make much sense for a small portable only consoles either,
 

Diddy X

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Saying both a Switch Mini and a Switch TV are coming seems life a pretty safe bet to me, I even think they already did 'confirm' it?
 
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BusierDonkey

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Hmm. Guess it is. I legitimately had to double check.

I modded my switch to have a clear purple shell so I guess it was just absent long enough for me to forget
Take a quick look at your joycons if you didn't re-skin them as well, the entire backside is covered in certification stamps.
 

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Is that what Takashi 69/Trunks is looking at in your avatar. HAHA!

I don't know enough about switch to know whether this is fake or not...but...that second pic is of a current switch right?
 
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A Switch case is now a Switch mini? No wonder there isn’t any front image. That “leaker” gotta find something better to do..
 
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