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Switch modders find evidence of a Switch Pro in the latest Switch update, 4K in docked mode a possibility

I'll start by tempering expectations. ScriesM is a legend in the Switch scene. He's the main man behind the Switches most popular free CFW so when he says these things it is unlikely he is making anything up. That said, this is all total speculation and he hasn't given any evidence to back any of these claims up so please take with appropriate levels of salt.

 

Getting right into it, from his data mining he has been able to conclude that the Switch Pro will be a Mariko hardware variant (so based on the latest available hardware), will have an OLED tablet screen with probably no handheld mode res bump, a bigger battery and will contain a 4K ready Realtek media encoder though he suggests this might be contained in the dock to provide 4K only in docked mode.

 

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Existing under the codename of Aula, this hardware uses a Mariko SoC. It also would support both handheld and docked mode, and features "substantially" better cooling and battery life. While there's nothing concrete to fully determine, SciresM thinks that the revision would support 4K when docked, with an OLED tablet screen, as it features a Realtek chip branded as having "4K UHD multimedia SoC". If it's to be believed, then Nintendo has been working on a "Switch Pro" for over a year, which would line up with many reputable outlets repeatedly claiming that Nintendo is indeed working on a more powerful Nintendo Switch system.
 

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Nintendo actually is working on a new model with upgraded display stuff and has been for ~1.5-2 years. I personally believe it's 4K given the signs I'm seeing in the firmware, but that's not confirmed yet and could be wrong.

Aula has firmware support some Realtek chip that advertises itself as a "4K UHD multimedia SoC", too, hence my belief it's 4K. That chip might be inside a new dock and not inside the tablet, though, there's no way to tell from the firmware code yet.

Aula explicitly supports handheld mode. It is not docked only; that's calcio, which seems like it's for internal only/never releasing since Calcio has no gamecard slot and no battery.

Checked my previous discussions with hexkyz, the upgraded tablet display is an OLED screen. Probably not higher resolution on tablet itself, so I guess the 4k realtek chip is more likely to be new dock than I thought it was.

Source - https://gbatemp.net/threads/rumor-sciresm-speculates-on-switch-pro-details-through-datamine-information.580391/

 

If they're including stuff in firmware updates then it cannot be to far off. Everybody ready for Galaxy in 4K?

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6 minutes ago, Master Disaster said:

If they're including stuff in firmware updates then it cannot be to far off. Everybody ready for Galaxy in 4K?

I don't want to spend more money for the "4K" edition.

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A 4k Switch?

Here's my thoughts

(Do not I do not own a switch but have used one and know the experience on the current one)

(1) 4k docked mode 

I think a 4k docked mode would be an amazing thing for tech specs but in practice the general family does NOT have a 4k tv. 

 

(2) OLED screen

Hey a nicer screen is always appreciated! I would like to see a BIGGER screen and maybe not have a PLASTIC screen this time around.

 

(3) Bigger Battery

I am willing to bet the battery life statistics will be the same if they put better (More power hungry) components inside.

 

(Price)

I know this mentioned NOTHING of price but if I would bet, I bet this console is going to be 400-$500 US (With this '4k dock')

I am betting that if any of this is true it's not going to be cheap.

 

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I always thought it was strange, that the dock didn't have anything special in it. They could've made the switch so much better to when docked.

Here's hoping they don't really play around with the screen on the switch itself. No point putting a 4k screen on that, would just drain the battery faster.

 

1 hour ago, SignatureSigner said:

and maybe not have a PLASTIC screen this time around.

??? Plastic screen? What are you on about. The screen on the switch is glass.

I've been informed that it was, in fact, plastic. Strange, that.

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4 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

I always thought it was strange, that the dock didn't have anything special in it. They could've made the switch so much better to when docked.

Here's hoping they don't really play around with the screen on the switch itself. No point putting a 4k screen on that, would just drain the battery faster.

 

??? Plastic screen? What are you on about. The screen on the switch is glass.

Huh the one I had felt like plastic maybe it was a screen protector. well a nicer screen would be nice nontheless

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I can imagine the new Switch having a custom chip with DLSS and supporting 4K well enough as a result. Didn't they hire a DLSS dev some time ago?

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48 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

I always thought it was strange, that the dock didn't have anything special in it. They could've made the switch so much better to when docked.

Here's hoping they don't really play around with the screen on the switch itself. No point putting a 4k screen on that, would just drain the battery faster.

 

??? Plastic screen? What are you on about. The screen on the switch is glass.

mmhhh no. He's right: the switch has a plastic screen

which is a good thing, lasts longer, won't shatter, a god send for a toy meant for kids

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finally... i'd like to say it, but given Nintendo litigious attitude, i've kinda given up on their product.

It's been a long run but the 3DS will be the last console i'll own from them

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Maybe it's a switch based off the Nvidia Jetson Xavier?

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I can't make any sense about a 4k capable Switch aside from YouTube. That's it, that is the only thing on the Switch that would be worth 4k support, but even that's a stretch because your TV probably has 4k support in the YouTube app anyways. There's absolutely zero point to render games in 4k, if they even attempt native rendering, or the UI and home screen. No point, none. Make it competent at 1080p and upscale it.

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ok maybe Nintendo is dipping there feet into something interesting

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1 hour ago, ragnarok0273 said:

I don't want to spend more money for the "4K" edition.

If it can play games at 4K it can probably play them at 1080p or handheld mode 720p effortlessly, meaning no more frame rate dips whoo.

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1 hour ago, TetraSky said:

??? Plastic screen? What are you on about. The screen on the switch is glass.

 

1 hour ago, SignatureSigner said:

Huh the one I had felt like plastic maybe it was a screen protector. well a nicer screen would be nice nontheless

The Switch screen is plastic. Probably to avoid kids shattering their Switch screens when they drop it.

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11 minutes ago, Nowak said:

The Switch screen is plastic. Probably to avoid kids shattering their Switch screens when they drop it.

Huh... The more you know I guess. Sure didn't feel like plastic, but that test is certainly conclusive.

I suppose tempered glass screen protector goes a long way.

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4K docked is a bonus result of a newer SoC. The real benefit will be longer runtime on battery. Kids playing Switch games on a TV won't appreciatively notice any difference between 1080 and 4k anyways.

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2 hours ago, SignatureSigner said:

A 4k Switch?

Here's my thoughts

(Do not I do not own a switch but have used one and know the experience on the current one)

(1) 4k docked mode 

I think a 4k docked mode would be an amazing thing for tech specs but in practice the general family does NOT have a 4k tv. 

 

(2) OLED screen

Hey a nicer screen is always appreciated! I would like to see a BIGGER screen and maybe not have a PLASTIC screen this time around.

 

(3) Bigger Battery

I am willing to bet the battery life statistics will be the same if they put better (More power hungry) components inside.

 

(Price)

I know this mentioned NOTHING of price but if I would bet, I bet this console is going to be 400-$500 US (With this '4k dock')

I am betting that if any of this is true it's not going to be cheap.

 

New TVs are now 4k standard, it's pretty hard to find a new 1080p TV (atleast, in Canada). So this upgrade makes sense. 

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neat? I guess?

 

I can't imagine Mario or Zelda looking that much better in 4k? 

 

I mean I have Playstations and such for "realistic graphics",... I don't really play Nintendo games for realistic graphics I just play them because they're fun to play. They look fine to me now. 

 

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35 minutes ago, TetraSky said:

Huh... The more you know I guess. Sure didn't feel like plastic, but that test is certainly conclusive.

I suppose tempered glass screen protector goes a long way.

JerryRigEverything tests tend to be conclusive :P

 

13 minutes ago, Blade of Grass said:

New TVs are now 4k standard, it's pretty hard to find a new 1080p TV (atleast, in Canada). So this upgrade makes sense. 

And here I am, with a 768p TV.

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2 hours ago, Master Disaster said:

I'll start by tempering expectations. ScriesM is a legend in the Switch scene. He's the main man behind the Switches most popular free CFW so when he says these things it is unlikely he is making anything up. That said, this is all total speculation and he hasn't given any evidence to back any of these claims up so please take with appropriate levels of salt.

 

Getting right into it, from his data mining he has been able to conclude that the Switch Pro will be a Mariko hardware variant (so based on the latest available hardware), will have an OLED tablet screen with probably no handheld mode res bump, a bigger battery and will contain a 4K ready Realtek media encoder though he suggests this might be contained in the dock to provide 4K only in docked mode.

 

Here's his full statement...

Source - https://gbatemp.net/threads/rumor-sciresm-speculates-on-switch-pro-details-through-datamine-information.580391/

 

If they're including stuff in firmware updates then it cannot be to far off. Everybody ready for Galaxy in 4K?

Honesty, this sounds like it supports 4K Video. Eg netflix

 

That doesn’t mean to doesn’t support 4K 3D rendering, just that this doesn’t really mean anything hard. It could just as easily mean it has a built in pixel doubler so it has 4K output on a 1080p or 3x on 720p rendering. 

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3 hours ago, Kisai said:

It could just as easily mean it has a built in pixel doubler

Or DLSS, or checkerboarding. Who am I kidding? I bet it is integer scaling. Not sure if you meant that with the pixel doubler, which I assume could also have other interpolation techniques (e.g. linear, bicubic, Lanczos, hq2x, etc).

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4k just like Xbox1X and PS4P and some silly Sony phones?

 

Meh

 

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23 minutes ago, huilun02 said:

4k just like Xbox1X and PS4P and some silly Sony phones?

 

Meh

 

Unlike Microsoft and Sony, Nintendo uses Nvidia chips, and Nvidia has DLSS now. 720p upscaled to 4k through DLSS might actually look very decent.

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When will the Pro Max version come out?

And what kind of a professional does work on a Nintendo Switch?

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3 minutes ago, Vishera said:

When will the Pro Max version come out?

And what kind of a professional does work on a Nintendo Switch?

A pro smash player xD

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