Talk of Nintendo releasing a more powerful Nintendo Switch been rife as of late, with multiple rumours cropping up last year all pointing towards the arrival of the ‘Switch Pro‘ model. Well, according to well-known dataminer, SciresM, the latest firmware update for Switch included details surrounding a ‘Switch Pro’ allegedly code named ‘Aula’. According to the data miner’s findings, the next Nintendo Switch will house the same Mariko SoC chip that’s in the current Switch Lite (Tegra X1+) and now in the improved Nintendo Switch model that has improved battery life. SciresM explains that although the Switch Pro has the same chip, it will operate at higher clock speeds and so being capable of some improved visuals and performance.
Apparently, the firmware also points towards support for the Realtek chip, and if true, this is how Nintendo will achieve 4k resolution, but only while the console is docked according to the report. Display wise, it’s looking like the new model could have an OLED screen meaning playing in handheld will look far superior than what we have now.
It goes without saying that until Nintendo announce anything officially (and we’ll be sure to let you know if and when it does), we have to take any information about a rumoured Switch Pro with a big pinch of salt. Still, it’s an exciting prospect to think about what Nintendo could have up its sleeve for us.