A new Nintendo Switch console, an upgraded version of the company’s four-year-old device, is slated to appear later this year. It will be more powerful as well as more expensive than the existing Nintendo Switch and might have “Pro” in its moniker. So, let’s get into the rumors, specs, price, and launch of the upcoming Nintendo Switch Pro.
Nintendo Switch Pro Rumors Roundups:
The Switch Pro was first spotted on Amazon Mexico’s website, but the page was quickly removed within a few minutes. Twitter user Alphabeat spotted it and eventually managed to grab a screenshot. There was no information about cost or a release date in the listing. It does, however, provide a speck of significant proof that the company is planning a new Switch.
Switch Pro was earlier rumored to use NVIDIA’s Tegra X1+ processor. But recent rumors indicate that Nintendo is more likely to employ a new NVIDIA chipset featuring DLSS technology.
In addition, a Reddit post has also indicated that the Switch Pro will be able to deliver native 1440p render resolution and upscale to 4K with Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 technology. Here, Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) allows your device to run games at a lower resolution and then uses specialized AI cores to increase visual quality.
Because of this, the new Nintendo console is unlikely to have a 4K panel. Instead, it will have the same 720p resolution display as its predecessor. However, the LCD panel from Nintendo Switch will be upgraded to OLED on the Pro variant. As per the speculations, the upcoming Switch Pro will sport a 7-inch OLED screen.
Better connectivity options
To maximize connectivity options, the Switch Pro will have a somewhat broader rear chassis than its predecessors. The back will house two USB 3.0 and an Ethernet port.
Nintendo Switch Pro Launch and Price
According to a Bloomberg report, the new Switch model will cost more than $299 (the price of the standard Nintendo Switch). The blog also mentions that Nintendo Switch Pro might launch before the E3 2021 conference, which begins on June 12.
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