Nintendo has submitted an application for permission to the Federal Communications Commission for the original Nintendo Switch. If approved, the company will be able to upgrade its Switch without having to certify the new console for sale.
The order document details the upgrades that Nintendo intends to make to the current Switch. It seems that Nintendo is doing everything quite discreetly and probably will not announce this improvement as a new release.
Possible improvements to Nintendo Switch
- CPU change
- Change internal memory
- Motherboard Switching
That being said, Nintendo will make improvements to the processor, internal storage and mainboard. The latter is even required for other upgrades to be possible.
The document does not detail what the new components are but the truth is that Nintendo Switch currently has the Tegra X1 processor, released 4 years ago. The console well needed a CPU upgrade, even for the Tegra X2, which was released three years ago.
This will not be the Nintendo Switch Pro
It has been rumored a more powerful version of the Nintendo Switch since the beginning of the year. However, this improvement does not mean a new console. For now, Nintendo has not advanced any official information on the subject.
Nintendo Switch Lite has already been announced
However, this week Nintendo did justice to another rumor about its console: a version of smaller size and price. It’s called Nintendo Switch Lite and will leave in September with the value of 199 euros.