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Nintendo is working on a minor upgrade for the original Switch

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The console is getting a new processor and flash storage, according to FCC filings.

A new Nintendo Switch might be on the way. No, we’re not talking about the Switch Lite, or the long-rumored Switch Pro, which as its theoretical name implies would offer a sizeable bump in performance. As The Vergenotes, some FCC filings suggest that Nintendo is refreshing the original Switch with a new processor and flash storage. The specifics are vague (one document literally says “change of SoC type”) but it’s safe to assume they’ll be small upgrades that don’t require a special model name. Sony, for comparison, took a similar approach with its quieter PS4 Pro last year.

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Still, it’s good to hear that Nintendo is working on better Switch hardware. The original console, after all, runs on the Nivida’s now slightly dated Tegra X1 processor. The newly-announced Switch Lite, meanwhile, has a “more power-efficient chip layout,” according to The Verge, which offers slightly better battery life. It would probably make sense — both from a performance and manufacturing perspective — to have the two consoles running on identical processors. We’re hoping the new innards make the larger Switch a little cooler (we’re talking thermals, not style), snappier, and less of a battery hog. For now, though, we can merely speculate.

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