Nintendo will soon add a third console to its Switch family, with the Nintendo Switch (OLED model) coming in October 2021.
However, while it adds some neat new features - not least a 7-inch OLED display - it's not the much-rumoured Switch Pro we were all expecting.
We still expect Nintendo to eventually debut a more powerful version of the console, possibly in 2022.A Nintendo Switch 2 or Switch Pro has been rumoured since early 2019. They claimed that an enhanced version of the Switch, aimed at the more dedicated, hardcore gamer was in development and could come out late 2019/early 2020.
  • The Switch OLED's dock could support 4K outputs. Whether this means that the Switch OLED could eventually run 4K content, or an upcoming Switch could be backwards-compatible with current docks, or nothing at all, is anyone's guess.
  • Recent reports have indicated that Nintendo is working on a Nintendo Switch Pro capable of 4K performance for release in 2022. However, Nintendo themselves have strongly denied the claim — but we're not buying it. 
  • Nintendo has officially stated it has "no plans for launching any other model" of Switch console. But it also said "at this time," which arguably doesn't 100% write off the Switch Pro for a release later on down the line.

A new Nintendo Switch console, that is set to eventually replace the original Switch is set to launch later this year. The new handheld console is going to be more powerful, and also more expensive

One of the biggest features of the new Switch Pro could be support for DLSS, a feature that Nvidia’s RTX Cards are known to implement. DLSS lets your machine run games at a lower resolution and then uses dedicated AI cores to improve visual quality, thus helping your card get the same performance by reducing resource consumption.

While an RTX-like graphics chip with Tensor Core AI processors on a small device like the Switch sounds exciting, Nvidia hasn’t5 confirmed the feature yet. That said, support for DLSS will help newer and older games run better on the new Switch Pro.

The new Switch Pro could also feature a slightly wider rear end compared to the current generation model to include two USB 3.0 ports, suggests another report by Vandal. Further, the console may also come with an Ethernet port to directly plug in your network connection.

Every Switch model on the market is powered by the 5-year-old Nvidia Tegra X1, and mobile processing has come on a long way since that chip was developed. It's about time Nintendo packed more powerful silicon into the Switch Pro.


A bump in graphical power would bring more high-end games to the console, speed up Switch releases and generally make the games look better, making it more attractive to a larger audience. 





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